Just a few weeks after Sister Wives daughter Mariah Brown shocked viewers (and her family) by coming out as gay on the show, the 21-year-old made her first public appearance by participating in the Women’s March this weekend. Also participating in the March were at least two sister wives: Mariah’s mom Meri Brown and Janelle.
In photos from the event, Mariah can be seen holding a large “Love is Love” sign and wearing a Westminster College tee shirt with a rainbow in the background. Here’s a video of Mariah talking about the experience with some of her friends:
“I really wanted to come to the march with some of my family and friends,” Mariah says, “because it’s something that is really important to me, something that is really important to all of them — so it’s really awesome to be here and experience it.”
Mariah then talked about the fact that the march was her first major public appearance since coming out on the show. “Today was kind of interesting because it’s the first time I’ve really been out in public after coming out to the world, and there were some kids there that seemed encouraged by that, and so that was really awesome,” she says.
“People just kept coming up to Mariah and saying how inspirational her story was, and how it touched other people,” Mariah’s friend recounted.
Mariah says she has been feeling really discouraged for a few months and that the event helped change that. “I feel so good — like, just pumped!” an obviously joyful Mariah tells the camera. “I felt like I found a renewed sense of energy. I’m excited to keep fighting the good fight.”
Oddly, neither Meri nor Janelle have shared anything about attending the Women’s March on social media. Their husband Kody, however, retweeted a link to their attorney Jonathan Turley’s USA Today article titled “Why I Will Not Be Joining The Protests Against President Donald Trump.”
Sister Wives fans be sure to tune in tonight because TLC is airing the “Sister Wives Tell All Special” at 8/7c!