January 19, 2017 at midnight, fifty-seven women met on a ranch outside Austin, Texas for a thirty-hour bus ride to the Women’s March on Washington. They returned to Texas at midnight on January 22. An unlikely group, they were age 13 to 70; white, Latina, and black; CIS gendered and off the binary; rural and urban. Four were undocumented – one had spent 10 months in detention.
They brought pillows, blankets, food, and clothing for 3 days. Several crocheted pink hats on the way. Most had never been to a mass demonstration.