Philly Street Style Women's March Philadelphia

Women's march Philly

Today's Philly Street Style is going to be a little different. I'm not going to talk about the kind of shoes to wear to a protest or the now symbolic "Pussy Hats". Hell, I'm not even going to talk about the amazing level of layering that happens at marches. In fact, I'm not even going to do that much talking at all. Yesterday, at Philly's wildly successful Women's March, I was surrounded by thousands of strong young girls and women (plus men!) of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and orientations, who took to the streets to let our new president and his supporters know that we will not be silent in the face of oppression. I was so in awe of the size of the protest (hello, 50,000 people strong) and the range of people there, that I decided to shut up and listen for once. I talked to a few people and just had to ask. "If you had a microphone to all of America at this moment, what would you say?" 

Women's March Philly

"We need to stop hating each other so much and start loving each other no matter what the differences are. I have a trans niece and I'm worried about her future. I'm a sexual assault survivor and I'm worried about having a president that does that in the White House. So I'm hoping that by us all coming out people realize that we need to make a change and that these things have to stop. We need to treat people fairly and we need to stop getting into everyone's business, I mean get your government out of my genitals." 

Women's March Philly 2017

"I would probably tell them what I tell my daughter every day before school 'When you fall, get back up. Everytime, get back up." 

Women's March Philly

"Trump doesn't represent what America is. He doesn't represent the spirit of America we are freedom for all, and when we say freedom for all, it has to mean freedom for all. Not just whoever you decide. Not just whoever has the money." 

"The sign says it all. I am no longer accepting the things I can not change. I am changing the things I can not accept. Black Lives Matter." 

"We're better than this. And we'll have to keep fighting really hard to prove it." 

"We're out to show our representatives that the bad ass women in this country will not take this administration's stupidity and we will hold them accountable for sitting complacently while our rights are being threatened." 

Here are some more pictures from the Women's March in Philadelphia!