Bigger Than Roe - Women's March ATX
Bigger Than Roe rally led by the Women's March ATX organization in Austin, TX, February 11, 2023.
However what differed between this rally and others I've attended at the capitol was 1. a lack of police presence (a discussion, visual and verbal, for another day) and 2. the backdrop of the event. Texas Capitol was/is under construction to rehabilitate and preserve the historic building. I couldn't stop looking at the towering scaffolding and cold steel that kept people away from the exterior so that it might be properly cared for. I found myself wishing I was able to do the same for my own body against legislators whose only end game is control. If the funding, time, effort and energy can be found to preserve buildings, it is certainly there to preserve and better care for bodies
Of the Black community.
Of the LGBTQ+ community.
We are not free until we are all free.