“Who run the world? GIRLS!!!”
Dancers, I have to admit: I experienced a day of morning on Friday, January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day). Like many of you, after hearing the President’s inaugural address, I felt defeated, less hopeful, angry, but…..inspired!
And then, January 21, 2017 rolled around, and the Higher Powers heard our cries because many people across the planet showed up in droves for the 2017 Women’s March!
Based in Washington, D.C., women from all walks of life gathered in peaceful protests to highlight issues and concerns near and dear to us: Education, Reproductive Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Black Lives Matter, Environmental Concerns, People With Disabilities, Sexual Assault Survivors, and last but certainly not least….to send a clear message to President Donald Trump that we will monitor, criticize when need be, stand up, make our voices heard, march and shine a light on the policies of his administration that threaten the liberties of the aforementioned.
Women in their pink hats, children and men (thanks fellas!!!) gathered in cities like Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Indianapolis, Park City, Sydney and many more were brandishing signs reading “The future is female,” “Make America kind again,” “Yes We Can” and many colorful others!
Many high profile celebs were in attendance across the nation even giving speeches and performing. Some of those included Madonna, Cher, Rihanna, Kerry Washington, America Ferrera, Gloria Steinem, Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monaé, Maxwell and many more!
“It’s become a global movement, an outlet, inspiring people all over the world to fight for equality and social justice,” said Tina Cassidy, one of the organizers of the sister marches. “Women everywhere are standing up.”
*wipes away single tear* INDEED!!!
Check out some cool signs and other highlights from the marches below:
Nicole Richie and Kelly Sawyer
Mizz Washington with Jane Fonda, Alfre Woodard and Natalie Portman
Joshua Kushner (a staunch Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton), younger brother of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and boyfriend of model Karlie Kloss, spotted at the march in DC! From Twitter user Jessica Sidman @jsidman: “Another #WomensMarch marcher spotted Joshua Kushner, asked if he was Jared’s brother. He (reluctantly) admitted yes, said he was ‘observing.'” MmmmHmmmm!
Who’s chopping onions??????????
There’s no doubt in my mind that women will lead the revolution in the next four years! BRAVO, LADIES!!!!
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