We learned yesterday that when you speak up, you have the power to speak not only for yourself. Yesterday’s Women’s March was the largest coordinated global demonstration, and the largest mass demonstration in U.S history. Over 673 marches took place in 60 countries and 5 million (and counting), people participating in the U.S. alone. Let that settle into your heart and soothe some of those frayed nerves we have been living with since November.
For everyone that showed up in person and in spirit, as women supporting the journey of the next generation, we thank you. Thank you to the organizers at the Women’s March on Washington both locally and globally. Thank you to the phenomenal sisterhood that showed up fired up and ready to be heard. Our voices have power, our actions create change. January 21, 2017 wasn’t a holiday, it was a reckoning. Now the work begins.
From the Women’s March on Washington organization: On January 21, we came together by the millions, across the globe, to raise our voices. But our march forward doesn’t end here, now it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and continue to make history. Join us in launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days.
Women’s March Global Slide Show
Cover image via CNN.
Edited 1.23 for updated participation, source Women’s March