Women's March Against Trump

Cardiff Women March in Solidarity Against Trump’s Presidency

Saturday 21st January saw the world unite as they protested Donald Trump’s inauguration. The UK, along with the rest of the world, saw thousands of people across the country getting involved to express their rights and show support to America’s Anti-Trump campaign. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, were no different. Within 24 hours of Trump being sworn into Presidency, Cardiff was one of the many countries to march through their city centre in protest. The march was hosted by Welsh organisers Cardiff Sisters of Solidarity’s Gwenno Dafydd and Claudia Boes.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the event due to illness, but some amazing members of the Cardiff Feminist Network were more than willing to share their experience of the powerful event. Feminist, Sam, shared with me the experience from a participant’s point of view. 

 

 

I marched against Trump because his rhetoric makes me feel unsafe. It’s not just his misogyny.  He has admitted sexual assault  people still voted for him.  He has encouraged hatred of muslims and people of colour, my partner is muslim and a p.o.c.  He has said that vaccines cause autism – as if autism is something to be feared.  My child is autistic and it’s frustrating to hear these old myths resurface after being disproven many times.  I also marched in solidarity with anyone else who has now been made more vulnerable.

I had taken a break from activism because I had really felt that there was no point.  I have seen my country turn from a place that I felt it was OK to be different  – to a place that’s increasingly racist, insular ignorant and nasty, with no sign of things improving.  With Trump in the Whitehouse and the influence that the US has over the rest of the world I didn’t see it getting better any soon, I wondered what the point was in fighting.
I arrived at the Nye Bevan statue at 1 pm and I was amazed at the number of people who gathered there. I have been to many protests in Cardiff and I have never seen such a huge turn out.

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Feeling Wanderlust; My travel bucket list

Having spoken to friends and scrolling through Tumblr, I’ve been feeling slightly wanderlust. I have the urge to just pack a bag and go where I dream to go. The only thing stopping me is money. However, it’s definitely got me in the mood to create my list of top places I’d love to travel to and, of course, I’m going to share that list with you. This isn’t in any particular order, just some of the places I’d love to visit.

  1. Primrose Hill, London 

Having watched many of Tanya Burr’s vlogs and seeing her visit this beautiful place in London, it’s definitely somewhere I would love to visit. It looks so pretty and picturesque – just think of the photos I could take!

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2. Brighton

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Image credit: Wikipedia

I’ve always seen photos of Brighton and thought it was a beautiful and interesting place to visit. When reading ‘Girl Online’ by Zoe Sugg, it definitely inspired me to take a trip there. I’ve yet to do so, but have already discussed the idea with a friend of mine. Another amazing place to take photos and explore.

3. California

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This has been a lifelong dream of mine. Particularly visiting the original Disneyland. Los Angeles and Hollywood are just two of the places I’d love to visit there along with the Universal Studios park. California has been a place I’ve been wanting to visit for as long as I can remember and I seriously hope one day I can visit there.

3. New York City

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One of the biggest reasons I want to go to New York is for the shopping in the city. I’d love to be able to afford a shopping spree there. A Broadway show and some sight seeing is definitely a must do on my travel bucket list for visiting there, too.

4. Sydney, Australia

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Image credit: Travel.usnews.com

Besides the fact that my favourite band come from this beautiful city, I’ve been told about so many amazing places that need to be visited. I also have a friend in Australia who loves living there. Although it’s one hefty flight and huge time difference, Sydney is definitely a place I’d love to visit! Although don’t expect me to try any Vegemite…

5. Ireland

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My friend, Emma, has been to Ireland and always says how much she wants to go back. It’s another photogenic place and I’ve heard Dublin Zoo is a must! I’d love to be able to get a Ferry over and stay for a weekend.

Those are just some of the places I would love to visit. I may make a second post talking about more of my dream destinations are. Where would you like to visit? Have you been to any of my ideal vacation spots?

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.