This is what democracy looks like.

 


Read our signs. See our faces. Hear us roar.

My reflections:
Yesterday, I participated in the #womensmarch, an event I will forever count as one of the most important and meaningful of my lifetime. I was honored to be among the millions who stood up, showed up, and couldn't be shut up, because we have something to say. We are here. We are worthy. And Mr. President, WE ARE YOUR BOSS. I marched for our voices, our daughters, our mothers, our choices, our visibility. Today, as my friend @tracy.schoenfeld and I ran miles and miles around the nation's capital, I was moved again to see countless women in their now-iconic hats, signs, stickers, and other reminders of just how loud we were, how far and wide a distance we covered, and how many of us stood and marched and made noise together. Thank you, my fellow feminists, my fellow Americans, my fellow human beings around the globe for standing up next to me and the women I love and respect. We will #RESIST. @womensmarch #marchonwashington #girlpower #thefutureisfemale
A photo posted by alyssa ammirato (@alyssagoesbang) on

Further reading:





For tears, a bunch of photos better than mine: Photos of the Women's Marches Around the World (emphasis mine)

Saturday was just the beginning. Day one has come and gone. Here's what to do next: 10 Actions, 100 Days

And if you're sentimental about goodbyes like I am: To Sir, With Love

Comments

  1. It's been really encouraging to see so many amazing pictures online today. I really have hope that it's just a beginning...

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  2. I was so sad that I wasn't able to march this weekend, but so humbled by you and everyone else who marched. Thank you for making your voice heard, and now we keep fighting for the next 4 years and beyond!

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  3. Loving all these photos. It was so disheartening to see so many negative, heartless, "confused" people discussing the march on Facebook this weekend. So proud of all the women who went out and did the damn thing on Saturday!

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  4. Really cool you were able to attend!! What an awesome experience!

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  5. That 'Grease' inspired sign is everything! What a day - I loved being at the march in NYC and it sounds like the DC one was even bigger and badder. Love me some nasty women, and love anyone who stands up for a good cause, basic human rights and for what's RIGHT.

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  6. Well done, Alyssa. I am sure my heart exploding with pride for you can only be matched by yours with your passion and conviction. Thank you.

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  7. So moving seeing the photos that I can't imagine how it felt to be there in person. So proud of you and everyone there standing up against hate.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this ♥ I loved reading all of the signs and hearing how peaceful the Women's March was in all of the states!

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  9. It's so amazing that you were a part of it! Thank you.

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  10. I love that you were able to make it to a march! I've loved seeing the signs, the rising up of all us women in solidarity, etc. We can make change, I know we can!

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  11. i love this post and all of the photos - i especially love the further reading. i think this whole thing is amazing and it was wonderful to witness and see everyone around the world standing up. love the 10 actions/100 days. doing that.

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  12. So, true confessions, I had a few March posts unread in my feedly on purpose. I'm rationing them for when I need them. Thanks for being there for me to read today.

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  13. It was so incredible to be there with you. So thankful that we got to have this experience and share it together! Thanks for the further reading - "I Think You Meant to Say, 'Thank You'" is just perfection and literally the only response necessary for anyone putting down this beautiful, important day.

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