Wednesday 8 March 2017

#March4Women | International Women's Day

First of all, happy International Women’s Day!

Credit (Try and find me in this. Clue: I'm right in the middle)

On Sunday, a group of friends and I traveled up to London where we took part in the annual March 4 Women march run by the amazing organisation that is Care International. After a 2 hour train journey, we made our way to The Scoop next to City Hall where a crowd was ready and waiting for us, including more of our friends.

At The Scoop, we listened to a debate, chaired by Gemma Cairney, involving the head of CARE, a Syrian refugee and her father, who were incredible and really highlighted to me the main reason we were marching.

We then heard talks and speeches from Helen Pankhurst (great-granddaughter of Emmeline), Bianca Jagger, Annie Lennox and Sadiq Khan, all of which were incredible and inspiring.

Taken by @samsfilms

Then came the march, and I don’t think I can describe the feeling properly. It was my first march and I am so glad that it was such a special day.

It was a day spent shouting about the things I believe in, laughing and singing with my friends as the ink from my sign stained my fingertips.

I would not change a thing about the day, only the necessity of marches like it. We shouldn’t need to march for our rights and our acceptance. We should be seen as equal, all women in all aspects of society.

Taken by @samsfilms

Jemima x

If you want to see more about the event I would recommend checking out my photographer friends Nicola and Sam.

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