I chose Raquel Capellan to be on the cover this month because I believe she is the meaning of Strength, Beauty, and Power. She truly believes in making a difference and I even love that she doesn’t even know her complete power yet. She is a superwoman in the making and doesn’t even know that the cape is growing behind her. I know that we will see lots more from her and as a woman, I send her lots of extra authentic blessings and hope she embraces her full potential sooner than later. Let’s read a little about this Women’s March she organized in Reading.
The Women’s March in Reading took place on January 18th, 2020. Over 100 people from Reading, Berks County, Harrisburg and other surrounding towns throughout PA attended the Women’s March in solidarity and unity to advocate for women’s rights. This year’s Women’s March in Reading turned out to be the largest and most-attended women’s march in the history of Reading, PA.
“I chose to volunteer for the march because I was called to action by my peers. As women, we often have to choose between our gender, our race, religion, sexualities and decide which one is most important to us,” said Tiana Lopez.
The speakers were composed of community organizers and activists, educators, and local politicians. The topics spoken of related to education, sexual assault, advocating for a just court system, climate change and empowering women. “The most amazing part about the women’s march was the unity, the feeling of solidarity. Kinship is something that we treasure. I felt like I found a tribe; one dedicated to equality and better conditions for women,” said Bri Tyson, women’s march volunteer.
Raquel Capellan, is a local twenty-four year old community organizer and along with 16 volunteers, they had an extremely successful march. We hope to witness next year’s Women’s March in Reading as another success and hopefully this time Mother Nature will cooperate!
Rosa Julia Parra