Pussy Hat, Pussy Hat, Where Have You Been?

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Transcending Chaos

A written version of the speech I gave at the WMW-CT Anniversary Rally.  I cut some parts due to time limits.  Some of that is added back into the written version, in italics.

One year ago, I bused down to Washington, DC, wearing the same pink pussy hat I have on now.  A transwoman waving a rainbow flag, I will never forget the sea of pink hats cheering on women of color, Muslim women, immigrant women and trans women.  The Women’s March on Washington was built upon principles of radical inclusion, as stated in their founding documents, leadership, structure and stage time.

Here in Connecticut, I’m proud to be part of a group which has striven to maintain those ideals of inclusiveness and diversity.  I came close to tears when Sarah Raskin accepted our award from CWEALF, “On behalf of all women, with vaginas and without.”  Proud not merely…

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