by: Carmen Monroe
I knew it would be big. I wanted to go, but I couldn't make it. I have friends who marched for me. My social media feeds filled up with songs, poems, speeches, and most importantly - CROWDS - of people (not just women) marching together and vowing to resist harmful policies coming from the new administration. In the days leading up to the inauguration, I reached my lowest point of trust and hope for the US political system - and my irritation extended across both aisles.
The millions of women and their friends who came together peacefully in almost 1,000 locations around the world give me hope, so here is a collection of my favorite vicarious memories from the largest inaugural protest in American history.
Hate has no home here, image by VeryBusyPeople
We're All in this Together, image by: Wendy Harman
Protesting While It's Still Legal, image by: mathiaswasik
I had to show my tax returns to get an apartment, image by: olnonlo
I have a brain and a uterus and a use both, image by: olnonlo
Science and reason matter, image by: Carly Hagins
Make America think again, image by: majuznk
The future is female, image by: mathiaswasik
Crowds at the Women's March, image by: majuznk