Tom Daley
Subscribe To
The Advocate
Scroll To Top

Janet Mock Calls for Intersectional Resistance at Women’s March

Janet Mock Calls for Intersectional Resistance at Women’s March

Despite the empowering message of the women’s march, worry persists about keeping unified among the resistance to the Trump administration.

Transgender activist Janet Mock spoke frankly about those divisions among progressives during the women's march in Washington, D.C.

“I stand here today because I am my sister’s keeper,” she said. “Our approach to freedom need not be identical, but it must intersectional and inclusive. It must extend beyond ourselves.”

Mock praised queer-rights leaders such as Marsha Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were at the center of the Stonewall Inn rights, and called for increased visibility for disabled people and sex workers.

“Collective liberation and solidarity is difficult,” she said. “It is work that will find us struggling with each other—and struggling against each other.”

Watch her speech below:

From our Sponsors

READER COMMENTS ()
    Watch Now: Pride Today
    Trending Stories & News