25,000 steps. You hear about people trying to get their 10,000 steps in for the day, but it really takes a worldwide parade celebrating all forms of love to get me 2.5 times over that daily step target.
This year, I had the chance to finally attend a Pride parade for the first time, and San Francisco’s 2019 Pride Parade did not disappoint. Not only did I get to watch parts of the parade, but I also had the honor of marching with NASA Ames Research Center as a participant in the parade.
After taking a hour-long Caltrain ride from Mt. View, CA to San Francisco station, I explored the parade from 11am to 1pm, before finally lining up to march with NASA. The parade march itself was just over a mile long, but ended up taking over an hour to complete.
The energy from the parade audience was moving, with attendees ranging in all ages, sizes, faiths, and cultures. It was a truly an event to experience, especially knowing the purpose behind it. I’m happy to have been a part of it, and even happier to be able to show you what it was like through these images.
All images shot on Sony a7II with Zeiss 35mm 1.4 ZM Distagon and Ricoh GR.