It was a really moving experience and unlike any protest I’ve ever attended. The march left me feeling energized, empowered and much less alone in my grief over what is happening in our country and world right now.
It was such a positive and peaceful atmosphere, everyone in good spirits despite the bone chilling rain. Everyone was incredibly respectful, patient and kind to each other even though we were crammed together like sardines.
I think it’s necessary for artists and individuals to follow up and continue to express themselves after the Women’s March because sustained resistance to the status quo is the only way to effect change.
The Women’s March was a great catalyst for bringing attention to and opening up a dialogue about women’s rights, and it certainly provided a much-needed feeling of solidarity, but this work isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. The march was great fuel to keep us moving forward. I definitely plan to continue making work regarding women’s rights.