Yesterday I attended a #YesAllWomen Live rally in downtown Seattle at West Lake Center. I felt the need to attend because there is one violent event from my past that I was there for. In 1988 my best friend cousin Katina Chavez was 15 years old and found strangled to death in the river near her home. To this day the murder has gone unsolved. This was an act of violence of the highest magnitude because it meant death. Her life ended and this is how.
I did not get up and tell this story because I was nervous and was wanting to observe what others had to say. Every single person who spoke was speaking from the heart and core. It was emotional and having to scream at the top of your lungs was a release….I mean how often do you just get to scream really loud?? Let it out!
These are a few quotes I captured from the rally.
Finally to those who laughed and mocked at the people opening up to complete strangers I suggest you walk a mile in some else shoes before you start thumping your chest and acting like a complete disrespectful jackass.