January 20, on the one year anniversary of the first Women’s March, we assembled again. This time, the focus is on voting, with the Power to the Polls initiative. Votes matter. If we didn’t know that before, the past year has provided a number of noteworthy examples. Remember Alabama?
For me, the best part of any march or protest is getting to see all of the very clever and creative signs. So many of them come from books! Like these from Harry Potter (with guest appearances by Princess Leia and Katniss Everdeen).
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale made an appearance at many marches.
There were more than a few women who borrowed the words of Lin Manuel Miranda in his ever relevant musical examination of the founding of this country, Hamilton.
Rioter Teresa Preston spotted these signs at the march in Washington, D.C.
Her own sign came from Ocatavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents.
I’ll leave you with a poem from Halsey, one that she shared at the Women’s March in New York City.