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Janet Mock Calls for a Unified, ‘Intersectional’ Resistance at Women’s March (Watch)

Janet Mock

As empowering as the Women’s March was this weekend, commentators, journalists, and even march participants worried about just how unified the resistance to the Trump administration would be.

Trans activist Janet Mock spoke frankly about those divisions among progressives and warned about addressing them.

“I stand here today because I am my sister’s keeper,” she said. “Our approach to freedom need not be identical, but it must intersectional and inclusive. It must extend beyond ourselves.”

Mock praised queer-rights leaders such as Marsha Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were at the center of the Stonewall Inn rights, and called for increased visibility for disabled people and sex workers.

“Collective liberation and solidarity is difficult,” she said. “It is work that will find us struggling with each other—and struggling against each other.”

Watch her speech below.

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