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14:19, 21 January 2018

Voices From the Women’s March


Voices From the Women’s March

Voices From the Women’s March

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Milwaukee

“In 2018 I want equal rights for every person to be noticed, to not be silenced, and not be looked at as angry when I speak up for what I want.”

Alenitu Caldart, 15, center, of Shorewood, Wis., marched with her buddies and her mother. In 2017, Ms. Caldart joined the women’s protest in Washington.

“I believe that ladies are the important to globe peace and justice. I’m hoping that all ladies infuse their organizations with the common very good since that is what we want for our nation.”

Philip Blank, 88, of Milwaukee, marched with a painting of his late wife, Beatrice, simply because “she was in on the ground floor, she joined NOW as quickly as she knew about it.” Last year he marched in Madison, Wis.

“We are demanding alter, and we are tired of girls getting put on the back burner. A woman’s location is in the White Residence. In 2018, we want to see more females in power.”

Natalia Renteria, 48, left, of Milwaukee, marched with her mother, Margarita Renteria, 68, appropriate, of Stevens Point, Wis. Final year, Margarita marched in Madison, Wis. This was Natalia’s first march.

Photographs by Sara Stathas for The New York Instances


Pikeville, Ky.

“In 2018, we want girls to keep strong and be confident in what they can do. The far more that we stand together, the much more that we can do together”

Lakynn Otten, 11, left, and Ryleigh Bradley, 7, of Floyd County, Ky. They marched with their aunt.

“I hope that females fill up a complete lot of offices. That is what it’ll take to turn this around. We want to step up to the plate and do it.”

Beverly May, 59, of Maytown, Ky., marched due to the fact “it appears like each day is an assault on my soul with what comes out in Washington. The dismantling of our democracy and the lies and corruption and hate is oppressive.” Last year she marched in Lexington, Ky.

“I hope for fair representation and much more girls in the government. I believe that’s exactly where change will happen.”

Preeti Sahasi, 43, marched with her daughter Anikaa Sharma, 7, “because women’s rights are human rights.”Ms. Sahasi marched in Pikeville in 2017.

“I’m participating simply because education is the only remedy for ignorance. I believe women know compassion and kindness and love and empathy more than males.”

Trenton Maughan, 26, of Paintsville, Ky., marched with his boyfriend and close friends. This was his 1st march and he regretted missing final year’s march. “I hated that I missed it, so I’m quite happy to be right here nowadays.”

Photographs by Maddie McGarvey for The New York Instances


Eugene, Ore.

“In 2018, I want to end this rape culture.”

Cecelia Honey, 50, of Eugene, was top the Women’s March with Samba Ja, a Brazilian percussion ensemble.

“I want everyone to turn out to be equal. It’s like we are still living in the 1920s and it is ridiculous. We want freedom for all.”

Rebekkah Logan, 20, of Corvallis, Ore., marched with the Oregon State University women’s rugby club to “support equality for everybody.”

“I want an equal platform to stand on and access to well being care rights and reproductive options.”

Lily Hendricks, 27, from Indiana.

Photographs by Leah Nash for The New York Times


New York

“I am marching for more peace in the globe and so that absolutely everyone has respect for each and every other.”

Naseem Craddock, ten, marched with his mother, Karaneh Ashourizadegan, who marched final year as well.

“We’re three generations — my mother, my daughter and me. It’s incumbent upon us as girls to stand up and represent. Things are not going to alter if we don’t grow to be the instruments of alter.”

Dianne Ramirez-Pezzilli, 51, center, her daughter Grace Pezzilli, 14, left, and her mother Jeanette Sullivan, 72, from Harlem. They all marched final year in New York.

“I want to connect far more with women’s troubles. Becoming a gay man, it often is straightforward to not be surrounded by girls. Just becoming right here and seeing the people is essential, and looking about at the signs. They’re wonderful. You understand so significantly just from searching at people’s signs. And hearing people chant.”

Spencer Pond, 23, appropriate, and MacKenzie Friedmann, 24, roommates from Astoria. Ms. Friedmann marched for the initial time. “I’ve been extremely fortunate in my life to not truly have to come up against a lot of discrimination for becoming a woman,” she mentioned. “So I think it’s an amazing feat that so a lot of men and women who have had such harder times than me are coming together.”

Photographs by Annie Tritt for The New York Times


Brownsville, Tex.

“I am marching because I want ladies to continue fighting, and for the conversation to be much more inclusive of the transgender community.”

Joe Uvalles, 28, whose stage name is Beatrix and who is from Brownsville.

“I’m going to leave much better humans behind. I want minorities to be treated as portion of this nation.”

Karla Reese, 32, left, from Brownsville, marched with her children, from center left, Marcus Reese, four, César Bolaños, 14, Héctor Bolaños, 11, and Karla Bolaños, 16.

“I want for my daughter to eradicate the notion that it’s a man’s planet. To know that girls are strong, a force to be reckoned with.”

Kristeena Banda, 36, from McAllen, Tex., marched with her daughter Mikayla Pecina, 6.

Photographs by Verónica G. Cárdenas for The New York Instances


Cheyenne, Wyo.

“Wyoming is a bit behind. I would like to get to the point where guys who don’t see females as equal think twice and all get on the same page.”

Rachelle Barkhurst, 33, from Laramie, Wyo., marched with the Wyoming Art Party as element of its “art in action” class.

“Too several of us have been quiet for as well extended. I hope for much more girls in workplace in 2018.”

Misty, from Laramie, marched with fellow graduate students and close friends.

“We require to stand up not only for our choices, but for every person else’s selections, even if we disagree. We have to accept every other and respect every single other and meet in the middle.”

Lisa Scott, 52, from Cheyenne.

Photographs by Leslie Lund for The New York Instances


Huntsville, Ala.

“I hope that we won’t be treated as toys or pushed about by ‘macho’ men. I want our family members to be observed as a household like any other.”

Ana Delacey, 15, left, from Guntersville, Ala., marched with her siblings and her two mothers “because of some of the horrible items our president has stated about girls.”

“I chose this sign since the term ‘Angry Black Woman’ is so heavily stigmatized, and I want black girls in 2018 to know they are allowed to really feel the widest amount of human emotions, and that contains anger. Simply because anger inspires impactful modify.”

Camilla Ahmed, 22, from Huntsville, marched with her pal Kaylah, correct, “because injustice anyplace is injustice everywhere.”

“I hope that it is no longer abnormal for a woman to run for workplace. I’m so tired of hearing this is the ‘first’ so and so … and I hope they will be outstanding leaders.”

Denise Cook, center, from Huntsville, marched in honor of her late husband, who marched with her in 2017.

Photographs by Stacy Kranitz for The New York Occasions


Washington

“As a lady, I really feel it’s my duty to be here. Practice the privilege you have. I came from a land exactly where folks had to die to vote. Americans can alter their history by protesting.”

Awalin Sopan, 33, from Virginia, dressed as a character from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Ms. Sopan, originally from Bangladesh, became a United States citizen in 2017.

“I’m here for myself, my beautiful girls, other women of colour and women who may possibly not have the opportunity to be here, due to the fact representation matters. We wish to remind these in power that we see and hear you, and we hold you accountable. In 2018, women want to have a place at the table. [The government] demands to hear us speak.”

Asia Davis, of Davenport, Fla., marched with her stepdaughters Zayda, Zoey and Zailey Martin. They took time before the march to read President Abraham Lincoln’s words at the Lincoln Memorial.

“We need to have far more respect in 2018. Respect that would go toward the M.M.I.W. [missing and murdered indigenous females], the pipeline and honoring native ladies in the U.S. and Canada.”

Marah Rockhold, a Virginia resident, is originally from the Cayuse Nation in Warm Springs, Ore. She marched in Seattle in 2017.

Photographs by Andrea Bruce for The New York Times

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