In honor and anticipation of tomorrow’s Day without a Woman and International Women’s Strike, I’m sharing some of my favorite images from when Ken and I attended the Women’s March on Washington in January. There’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been said about the Women’s March, but here goes anyway:
- I’ve been to many protests and demonstrations, but this is by far the most organized, massive, diverse, and impactful.
- The idea for this march was sparked by two women who are not seasoned activists. They listened to the people, and pulled together a solid, diverse, and experienced group of organizers.
- This movement was worldwide.
- The resistance is still going strong.
- We’re responsible for keeping it that way.
When I took the following two shots featuring the never-ending sea of people, we were not yet even on the march route. Even at the farthest visible point, they were still marching to get to the start of the route. Tons of people didn’t even reach the designated route because of the unprecedented crowd, which resulted in downtown Washington getting Shut. The. Fuck. Down. 😀
Sorry, not sorry, for the F-bomb.
To the women, trans-women, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid folks, and allies: Stay strong on your day of protest. Wear red. Attend rallies. Work if you must but keep the spirit of protest within you. <3
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my sign was all business in the front, party in the back, and repping the Chi pretty hard.
Here’s my husband, Ken, marching for so many reasons, including the rights of his unbelievably smart, and hard-working graduate students, all of whom are international women, some from Trump’s so-called “banned” countries.
My favorite sign of the day:
This guy who made his sign out of found cardboard, while marching is definitely a kindred spirit. Procrastinators, you too must join the resistance!
The woman second from the right is wearing tape on her hat that reads: “Fuck off.” Another kindred spirit.