no. 236

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On my way to Grant Park on Saturday, I fixated on my reasons for marching. I thought about all of my fears of the misogyny, bigotry, and racism that have plagued our country's conversation since the presidential campaigns started in 2016. I wanted to add my mass to the masses as a voice of love and acceptance because I've become increasingly nervous about the normalcy of hatred. I knew I wouldn't be alone in my stance, but what I could never have expected was the sheer power in numbers. They literally shut the city down. We could not go unnoticed. Love and acceptance ruled the day.

—Mikey Litchfield, Potluck Creative, Chicago