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Hundreds of thousands of people descended on the nation’s capital to attend the Women’s March. This is one participant’s story: Jenan Matari, a Muslim-American woman who co-founded the website MissMuslim.nyc. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Jenan had been looking forward to the event for weeks. She invites Mic into her home to meet her family and share her concerns about a Trump presidency, and tells us why the march is something her and fiance won’t soon forget.

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Here’s where I come out on this topic: we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise. We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own “happily ever after” for ourselves. 

(For The Record)