Women's March on Washington: A Salon photo essay

Meet some of the inspiring women who participated in the historic march

Published January 24, 2017 11:10PM (EST)

A protester at the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. (Peter Cooper)
A protester at the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. (Peter Cooper)

The following photographs were taken in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017, during the Women's March on Washington.

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Elizabeth and Nolan

Elizabeth and Nolan (Slippery Rock, PA)
“I brought him because he is the future of this country and I want him to know that his mother is a fighter and will fight for him.”
Q. Is there one thing that you’re most afraid of that he will grow up in?
A. “I’m afraid for him to grow up in a world where fear dictates our lives, where we’re afraid of people because of their different religions or different race or gender or sexuality. I don’t want him to be limited because he is afraid of people that are different.”

Mindy Spitzer

Mindy Spitzer (North Miami, FL)
"I'm afraid for myself and I'm afraid for you Peter. I don't want anybody racially profiling you and endangering you because you are important to my life. That's why I'm here."

Yetta Stein

Yetta Stein (Portland, Oregon)
"For once in my life this feels like a priority."

Ashley Crow

Ashley Crow
“I am not who I am without the women who have gotten me to this point and without the support team that I’ve had. It is the greatest honor that I have to be able to stand here and march for my aunt, for my mom, for my grandmothers, for every woman who has gotten me to this point. So, to all the nasty women out there I stand with you. That’s why I march!”
Ashley Crow


Say it louder


Q. What is being in this crowd of all these people making you feel today?
A. “It’s actually a lot more positive than I was expecting, everyone is reacting well to the vagina so I think that’s positive and uplifting.”

Speak Up
“When something is being done wrong to us we have our right to say something and silence is detrimental so we definitely need to be out here and make our voices heard.”

Wise Woman
There were many reasons women showed up. As someone once wrote, “No one is free when others are oppressed.”

Wise Woman

A Sea of Pink
For part of the rally, the Washington Monument served as a backdrop.

By Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is a video producer for Salon. He's a creator infused with many passions and can be found on Instagram and Twitter.

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