I've loved and admired @AyannaPressley since my first #barccwalk4change in 2013. Seeing her speak is like seeing Shakespeare as it was meant to be played, as Sorkin would say. The only time I got choked up at Monday's rally was standing by her side as she took the stage to speak. The idea of getting to stand behind her and look out on that crowd, after making my own speech, is more than a dream come true. I snuck a quick picture of the moment, my only goofy tourist moment on the dais. Afterwards, a few kind folks made sure I got to speak to her - even though I've briefly met Ayanna before, I've never gotten a picture. I wound up with her and ghe equally powerful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, surrounded by reporters, and for once I was something approaching speechless. What I wanted to say is this: "We already have a Perpetrator in Chief, so why not a Survivor in Chief?" What I will never be able to fully express to her is what it has meant to hear her speak at the Walk every year, a living beacon of healing, rage, honesty, and hope, and what it means to have her truly represent us, and carry our voices with her to the halls of power in Washington DC. Thank you, Ayanna.