It’s been eight years since my dad passed away, and my mom doesn’t miss him. She never has. She’s gotten wistful here and there, but her life is better since he’s been gone. As a woman, I completely understand, though it’s been a tough pill to swallow as a daughter. Amelia Zaragoza is 65 years old. She married my dad, Francisco, when she was 19 and with a belly full of baby. Throughout their forty-something years of marriage, my mom, as she puts it, did everything she was supposed to do.
This year’s Women’s March brought hundreds of thousands of marchers in cities around the country, all standing up to the Trump administration and the unequal treatment of women. Still, many see the march as an event severely lacking in inclusivity, where the rights and issues facing women of color weren’t paid the same respect and acknowledgment as those of white white women.
Last year, I joined thousands of activists, new and old, at the Women’s March in San Diego. I even served as one of the lead organizers of the event, leading the PR team and helping to make decisions as part of the executive team. I fully bought into the movement we were creating that day, raising a fist and yelling out a call to action in hopes it might instill a sense of fear into our oppressors and light a fire within those ready to fight. It felt invigorating.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".