Here’s How Latinas Used Signs To Resist At This Year’s Women’s March

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Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of women stormed the streets of dozens of major cities around the country for the second Women’s March. Amid powerful speeches and chants calling for justice and equality were creative signs. Below, some of the most brilliant posters Latinas carried to inspire, enrage or just make you laugh through resistance.

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The Women’s March 2018 was an phenomenal experience. It was beautiful seeing everyone who came out to march. I’m proud to be a young Latina woman representing and standing up for what I believe in and what is morally right. I marched for women, immigrants, a CLEAN Dream Act, BLM, I marched for those who deserve these basic human rights that this administration hasn’t fairly given to them. We cannot kick racism and ignorance out but we can surely VOTE them out this upcoming election and again in 2020. We have voices that hold stories, struggles, and so much power to revolutionize and fight for what is right and for what is best for this country. Going to this march was such a blessing and a day I will never forget. ???

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Another scene from the march. Who went and how did it go?

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#womensmarch

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January 20, 2018 | #womensmarch #powertothepolls #womensmarch2018 #resist

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#womensmarchla #chingona

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Yass!❤️???‍♀️

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Shed Walls Don’t Build Them. #womensmarchmiami

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Women's March was huge!! Now before we all celebrate its success let's remember a few important things. White feminism isn't feminism at all, it's white supremacy. Trump was voted in, in large part by white women so if you're part of that demographic let's remember to reach out and take responsibility for your unaware/dismissive counter parts and use some of the attention you seek and receive to enlighten others regarding issues related to race, lgbtq rights, social justice, and economic justice. And if you find you are just as unaware as them then pick up a book! Or shut up when you hear a POC talking about their experiences of injustice. The trump administration isn't over, in fact they've just begun and we have a lot of work to do before we pat ourselves on the back. ? #dearwhitepeople #womensmarch #womensmarchla

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?watch out for that hate sauce and hater-ade ? #womensmarchla #tapatio

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From left to right: me and both sides of my Women's March sign, my beautiful mama, and my beautiful grandma on the day that she became a U.S. citizen last year. These women are two of the biggest reasons that I marched yesterday. Immigration is one of the nearest causes to my heart; so much so that I was too devastated to go out and march last year. I've felt the weight of xenphobia moreso during this administration than during any other, and this was very hard the first few months of 45's term. As time has gone on, I've pushed myself to use my voice on a more regular basis. When I decided to attend the (very white) women's march, I knew I'd be marching for undocumented women, women of color and, most of all, the women in my family. My deepest connections to my culture are directly through my mother and her family. I am part of the first generation to have all members born here in the U.S. Some members remain undocumented or have been deported. Other members wish to remain in Mexico, and so we are both a mixed status and trans-national family. My womanhood is, therefore, inextricably woven with my culture and my brownness. When I think of feminine resistance, I think of how the women in my family have thrived despite institutional discrimination and xenophobia. I think about how the indigenous women who I descend from survived hundreds of years of colonization, how native women continue to resist, and how proud I am to wear my ancestral heritage on my skin, my face, my hair. As I marched yesterday, I felt humbled by the enormous amount of privilege that I currently possess as a citizen, as a student at a prestigious university, and as someone who was in good enough health (both mentally and physically) to march. Everything I do is for my family and for my community, and I'm going to continue to push myself to do as much as I can to give back and to amplify our voices. #womensmarch #womensmarch2018 #womensmarchla #womensmarch2018la

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my face explains how I felt at this white woman march

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Best way to spend my 30th birthday

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