Changing What You Cannot Accept

On January 21, I joined almost half a million people in D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. Among the many fantastic speechespoems, and songs promoting support and solidarity, one message struck me more than I expected: do something. It seems obvious enough, right? "Actions speak louder than words." Showing up to the march was a start, but that’s just it, it’s a start.

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How Far We've Come

Last July, I stopped Stephanie on our office stairwell for a fly-by mention of a recurring idea that, in six short months, has brought HerChesapeake to where it is today. By confiding in friends over drinks about a concept for change, I was met with encouragement that lifted me up from my own doubts of leadership and ability, and enabled us to take steps together to do something real and impactful.

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