When The Women Marched: Words and Images of A Day in Herstory

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A Letter to My Unborn Daughter

By Tayllor Johnson 

 

You matter

You are loved

You do not need acrylic nails

in the shape animals claws

to prove you are tough

 

You

are

enough

 

So stop punishing yourself for growing up,

for being human

for making mistakes

for defining woman at your own pace.

Be nice to yourself

for

once

 

I can tell that you’re tired

and you’re allowed to be

You are tired of fighting for space

just so you can take a breath

before diving in again

while forgetting your own existence

in the process.

You are exhausted,

using your lungs

to speak up for all of us

I wish you would

Rest

More

 

Know that I am here for you.

No matter how we stack up

when put against each other for sport in this country.

Sisterhood is a verb

I am here

 

if you

need

me

 

Because I know you’ve been crying.

I also know that you haven’t cried enough.

You have yet to slow down and witness

what victory and progress look like on our complexion

If you keep running

 

You

Will

Miss

This

 

There is no need to fight just for the sake of keeping

that angry woman image that “We are not to be messed with”

Trust me

America already knows this.

And trust me, America is threatened by us

That is why our power has become entertainment

for their dull moments

So please remember

 

You

Have

Choices

 

And you’re amazing. Period.

You have nothing else to prove

to the world, to the privileged,

to your family

to me

You have no one else to win over

when discovering your power because

you deserve to be celebrated regardless–

the fact you’ve made it this far.

 

Go

Ahead

Celebrate

 

The revolution is going to need women

who know how to gnash teeth and be at peace

Being a woman does not mean

you have to carry generations of resentment on our shoulders

 

Let

It

Go

 

Take a breath and know

that I love you and respect you

and admire all that you are

I hope this is the message that you hear

from your sisters and your kin

instead of what it means

to be the “baddest” chick

 

Love Always,

Mom

 

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This is What Democracy Looks Like

By Patricia Gonzalez

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When Women March

By Meghan Gleason

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: A marcher attending the Women's March on Washington wears a Statue of Liberty hat on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Welcome to the Movement, Please Check your Disability at the Door

By Rebecca Cokley

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Uzo Aduba attends the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Uzo Aduba attends the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

The Force was with Us

By Patricia Kuusisto

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I’ll Remember This Day Forever

By Sarah Huck Azulai

WASHINGTON, DC-JAN 21: Women's March participant Suzanne Damas of Brooklyn, New York wears a simple sticker on her forehead to let people know what she thinks of Donald Trump. Huge crowds gathered today for the Women's March on Washington. Crowd estimated predicted that the number of participants would exceed the Trump inauguration that occurred just yesterday. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

 I Marched with My Son

By Lindsay Jankun-Harsch

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Memories for a Lifetime

By Jill Knox

2017. Washington DC. USA. Jan Rose Kasmir, 67, the subject of a famous photograph by Mark Riboud taken at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1967. She has remained active in progressive politics and marched at the Women's March the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

2017. Washington DC. USA. Jan Rose Kasmir, 67, the subject of a famous photograph by Mark Riboud taken at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1967. She has remained active in progressive politics and marched at the Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Keeping the Pressure on Congress

By Anne Duffy

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Why I Marched

By Libby Rego

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My Favorite Memories of the March on Washington

By Akello Stone

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Proud to have Marched

By Angela Richardson

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Not Backing Down

By Linda Amrani

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Why I Marched

By Laura Hernandez 

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Deliberate Stepping

By Teresa Chase

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Women’s March NYC Reflection 

By Nichole Acosta

By Gabriela Quevedo

Legendary Activist Angela Davis at Women’s March on Washington

  
Rooftop view from above the Epic and historical day #WomensMarchOnWashingtonpic.twitter.com/AZ9QJEijUn

— K Fleming (@KerryGFleming) January 21, 2017