January 23, 2017

14 really powerful Instagram photos from the Women's March on Chicago

Taking a break from editing our coverage of the Women's March on Chicago to see what other posted to Instagram, we found more the 7,500 photos, including ten of our own, with the hashtag #womensmarchchi. There were so many wonderful images capturing the rally's light, shapes and emotions of 200,000 men, women and children who came to support their cause whether it was women's rights, immigration issues, Black Lives Matter, affordable healthcare or pro-choice sentiments. Many were there to protest the recent inauguration of who will surely go down in history as this country's most controversial leaders.

While undoubtedly more images are being added to the social media site as your read this article, highlighted below are 14 photographs that are undeniably strong visual images encapsulating expressions of hopes, dreams, desires and emotions that many witnessed during the march on January 21, 2017, one day after Donald Trump was swore in as our nation's 45th president found on Instagram. Each of the selected images, whether blatant or through silent symbolism, tells an individual story of freedom, feminism and the future.

 





One of my favorites from #womensmarchchi. Today's march restored my faith in humanity. Yes, protestation goes hand in hand with dissonance and discord, but that's not what I felt on the streets of Chicago today. The energy was electric and I spent the whole day smiling, exchanging kind words with the people who allowed me to snap a photo, and high fiving strangers. While people's signs ranged from silly to offensive, the general vibe was LOVE. I've always shied away from referring to myself as a feminist, but I left today feeling empowered, prouder than ever to be a strong and gentle woman. Also, I'd like to take this moment to give a shoutout to my awesome hubby who fully supports me getting a manicure and using power tools all in the same week. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

A photo posted by Emily Harris (@emily.claire.harris) on



What a time to be alive ✊🏽Shoutout to all my #mothers #aunties #cousins #sisters out there for coming together & representing for the #WomensMarch πŸŽ€ Together we stand for our human rights that we've worked hard for & honor how far we've come. No turning back! Now back to studying πŸ“š • • • #womensmarch2017 #womensmarchhouston #womensmarchonwashington #womensmarchnyc #womensmarchchicago #womensmarchchi #womensmarchlosangeles #womensmarchla #womensmarchtexas #womensmarchlondon #womensmarchboston #womansmarch #women #womens #womenrevolution #revolution #womensrevolution #revolutionary #shades #shadow #shadows #shadowselfie #collegelife #college #pathologistsassistantlife

A photo posted by 🌺🌸🌺 Sally 🌺🌸🌺 (@sally.sphere) on



#buildawallaroundtrump #womensmarch #womensmarchchicago #womensmarchchi #360 #360panorama #360pano #tinyplanet

A photo posted by hellomrcoco (@hellomrcoco) on



#womensmarchchi #womensmarch #yeswecan #womensrights #protestlikeits1960 #pussygrabsback

A photo posted by I Dont Know What Goes Here (@hiyeshello) on





Protesting is hard work. #womensmarch #womensmarchchi

A photo posted by Chrizzapher Jobson (@christopherjobs) on



"You see a girl, I see the future"

A photo posted by Evan Cain (@sirpixalot) on







#womensmarchonchicago . . . #womensmarch #womensmarchchi #chicago #dontmournorganize #democracy #feminist

A photo posted by Jennifer Healy Schell (@henjealy) on



#womensmarchchi #womensmarchchicago #democracy #feminist #mobilize #chicago #womensmarchonchicago

A photo posted by Jennifer Healy Schell (@henjealy) on



We're watching, Mr. President. Respect existence or expect resistance.

A photo posted by Sarah Halle Corey (@sarahhallecorey) on




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