[CONTEXTUAL BIT ABOUT ELENA]
"One of the things that I left with was that even though [the Women's March] was so powerful and so wonderful in so many ways, a lot of women, like women of color and trans women really felt excluded by a lot of the symbolism, like the pink pussy hats, and stuff like that. I admit I mean I participated in [those things], without giving it enough in-depth thought. So I’ve been talking to people and have been really active and I feel more inspired than ever to keep working. I think for me the biggest action is actually listening--sitting back and listening to women whose voices who are more marginalized than mine and trying to improve myself and my own activism. [I want to] make sure that in the future, everything that I do is always inclusive to everyone and that I don’t drown out anyone’s voice."