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.

Angela Davis

Sophie Cruz

Gloria Steinem

Janelle Monae

Ashley Judd

Alicia Keys

Scarlett Johansson

Hate Has No Home Here - Women's March Sign










Hate has no home here, image by VeryBusyPeople


We're all in this together - Women's March Sign











We're All in this Together, image by: Wendy Harman


Protesting while it's still legal - Women's March Sign










Protesting While It's Still Legal, image by: mathiaswasik

Had to show my taxes - Women's March Sign














I had to show my tax returns to get an apartment, image by: olnonlo

I have a brain and a uterus - Women's March Sign














I have a brain and a uterus and a use both, image by: olnonlo

Science and Reason Matter - Women's March Sign










Science and reason matter, image by: Carly Hagins

Make America Think Again - Women's March Sign











Make America think again, image by: majuznk

Future is Female - Women's March 2017










The future is female, image by: mathiaswasik

Crowds - Women's March 2017











Crowds at the Women's March, image by: majuznk