Hartford Womens March
"I’m from a Camille Paglia, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem generation of women. Since WWI my family has been matriarchal. The strength of women have always been the backbone of my life, as well as the arts. I've always been an LBGTQ ally and have spent most of my life and career around people of incredible diversity. I don’t know how to explain something like this - the fact that it took this kind of tragedy to bring out these protests is terrifying. Just over the course of my own life I've seen so much loss, so much taken for granted. So much “it’s not my responsibility” and “I don’t have to do anything” and it’s frustrating. I’ve been dealing with cancer for ten years. At this point it’s spread, it started in my breasts, went into my lungs, then my brain and now it’s in my bones. I don’t know how much time I’ve got left. I just know that whatever time I have left, I have to make it count. If that means coming out here, if it means going to a Trump rally and being the one sane voice in the crowd, if it means a single act of kindness toward a stranger, then that’s what I’m going to do."
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