What brave women to buck society, especially Paulette McKenzie Leaphart, in their march.
Pennsylvania Ave SE, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. July 9, 2016. Paulette McKenzie Leaphart (center, next to the person in the blue t-shirt), arrives with supporters at the end of her 1,000 mile bare-chested walk.
Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. July 9, 2016. Paulette McKenzie Leaphart (center left, holding the white t-shirt) finishes her 1,000 mile walk from Mississippi to the U.S. Capitol. She made the entire walk bare-chested to raise awareness for breast cancer research, treatment and fair insurance coverage.
I once heard a speech by an African-American Federal Judge in which he respectfully counseled a predominantly female audience, “Remember, power is not given. Power is taken.”
Standing next to Paulette McKenzie Leaphart on July 9, as she completed her 1,000 mile bare-chested walk from Mississippi to the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, I felt that power.
Paulette is an undeniable force and exudes strength, wisdom and love. She carried…
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