American women are taking it to the streets today in solidarity. Good for them. Ellie is going to be part of something today that no doubt will indelibly shape her character. If all she does is talk to Susan all day long, she’ll grow from the experience, but she will be among thousands of empowered and spirited ladies.
Ellie is a doer. Volunteer work. Student council. She will be traveling on a bus from the neighborhood to downtown Denver all on her own today to be part of a political event bigger than the inauguration. I don’t know exactly what she’ll take away from the experience but I expect it will be positive. Self-empowerment. Belonging to a tribe. Politics. She is just a high school freshman, but she is growing into something special.