Monday, January 23, 2017

Girl Power at the Women's March

Sharing some of my favorite signs spotted at the Women's March(es)

I feel like this election has really created a before and after moment in my life. I was a type of person before going through that and I've come out a different one at the other end of it. Mostly, I am now a person who scrolls through news feeds with horror and sadness in my eyes, I feel sick and helpless and totally brokenhearted all the time. After the marches on Saturday, I was given a little bit of hope by all the amazing women and men that marched (or stood, apparently) for what they believed in. Because I research gender politics and feminism throughout history, I was also delighted by this moment of togetherness that blurred the lines within the "sisterhood" concept often discussed in feminist history. 

I'm pulling a Melania here and plagiarizing from something I read online, but the important thing is not let this be a moment, but a movement. 

(c) Self Magazine
(c) Anna Silman
(c) Jessica Roy

(c) Carina Kolodny/The Huffington Post

(c) pippimazzarri/Instagram
(c) Self Magazine
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{Header photo by Vicky Barlow}