We have been thinking a long time about how to prepare for this day, a day of mobilizations, of demands, of feelings, a day full of sisterhood and feminism. Because of this, we wanted to do something different, something special, something that would support and encourage us.
In 2017 the hashtag #MeToo movement was launched. A concept under which many women shared their experiences about all kind of violence (sexual, gender, obstetric…), harassment, fear, sexual abuse,… which they suffered (or still suffer) because they are women. It is so brutal, so heartbreaking and has united us all so much. Feelings like “If they touch one, they touch us all”, “I do believe you”, “we are in the same boat”, “only yes means yes”, are linking us with the thread that unites us and hold us together.
This year, 2020, we want this day to be a new beginning, a year for discovering ourselves and sharing out stories of our resilience, giving voice and giving value to that “no”, the “that’s enough”, those words that came out of our mouths through our entire cerebral cortex marking a turning point. To mark this moment that we made a difference, the moment when we unconsciously empowered ourselves, and set our border, our limits, our space, our decision. The “click” moment.
The moment we never imagined would happen, and then it happened, and we did it.
The instant that did not change the outcome, but it changed everything.
Under the hashtag #andididit we want to gather all those moments, all those experiences, all the turning points that have planted a seed to start generating change. Changes that we see and changes that we don’t see, but we feel have changed us.
We will share our #andididit with all of you, if you also want to share it, you can post this image in your social networks and if you want to be anonymous but still want to contribute and continue planting seeds, you can send us your experience by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with the subject#andididit (#ylohice in Spanish) and we will share it while keeping your anonymity.
Thanks to ROCIO VIDAL @rainvart for this amazing illustration.