Why I Am Syn- Beanie

This project is very exciting for me because I Am Syn.

I am Syn because I am a feminist, a believer in equality and in taking action.

After the election of Donald Trump, and the ever upsetting appointment of his cabinet, I initially felt ill, to the point where I had trouble eating for nearly a week. I do not believe that the people in my community and in my nation should lie still while a man who has little (possibly no) respect for people of color, women, or anyone who is different from him, tries to use fear, bullying and ignorance to use this country to his personal advantage.

Despite still feeling devastation and waves of helplessness, I am not going to give up. It is our duty as citizens to stand up for what is right.

I am Syn because I know that 2017 is the year of women. I know that women deserve to feel safe, valued, and important. I believe that women are strong and this is the year for us to stand up and show the world what we are made of.

I Am Syn is a way for us to build a strong community of support, to show our leaders who we are, and that we are here to defend our rights. I Am Syn is a project that will help us realize just how amazing we all are, because the truth is, we all are. Every single one of us!

I am Syn because I am a woman, and a mother. I have 2 sons and a daughter who will grow up hearing that their value has nothing to do with their sex or gender. That their value has nothing to do with their skin color or income. I wish for my children to grow up knowing that their value is in how they treat others, how much love and empathy they can send out into the world. I want them to grow up loving themselves, loving their brains and their bodies.

I Am Syn is about loving ourselves, and showing the world how much power we wield because of that love.

This is our statement to the world.

So please, get involved, stand up and fight. We can’t wait to see what you’re made of.