We decided to launch Feminist 5k after going to the Women's March on Washington in January 2017. Visibility matters. Women taking over the streets matters. The Women's March happened because a woman woke up one day and decided to do something.
The grainy picture on this page is Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. She qualified and applied for the race in 1966, but received a letter informing her that women were not permitted and "not physiologically able." She went anyway, snuck into the race - took to the streets, as it were - and finished in the top third of runners. Suck it, Patriarchy.