United We Stand: What It Was Like At The Women’s March In NYC
On Saturday, the world watched as millions of women marched in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration and, most importantly, for women’s rights and equality. According to Politicususa, the Women’s Marches totaled almost 3 million attendees in major cities including DC, NYC, LA, and Philly, and is recorded as the largest protest in U.S. History. What’s even more inspiring is that each march was lined not only with women (both young and old) of all races and ethnicities, but also men and children. The marches were a true demonstration of the outward dissatisfaction toward the newly inaugurated president and the policies he seeks to enact.
As mentioned in a previous post, the purpose of the protests was to stand united and present solutions for important issues such as immigration reform, women’s health and reproductive justice, and racism. Notable speakers at the NYC march included Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, and Cynthia Nixon. Goldberg received an overwhelming applause from the crowd when she made a strong statement that the hanger should serve its intended purpose as a staple of a woman’s closet and not regress to a tool used for make-shift abortion.
As an attendee, I have to say the only discouraging aspect of the NYC march was its lack of calls to action. There was plenty of chanting, buzz-worthy statements, and creative protest posters but not much direction as to what’s next. However, the most important feeling was that of solidarity and an inexplicable feeling of unification as thousands of women and men marched and cheered. Check out some of the boldest protest signs and more from the Women’s March NYC on the next few pages, and stay tuned via the official Women’s March site for plans on what to do next! #StayWoke
Quindara Lazenbury is the definition of #bosslady with the woes of adulthood to keep the ball rolling. Writer and aspiring techie by profession. Follow her @wholefully_q