Women are banding together to lead a powerful march for equality, respect and peace in Washington, D.C. today, and celebrities are using their social platforms to help spread the word.
Thanks to the hashtag, #WhyIMarch, celebrities like Sophia Bush, Connie Britton, Cher, Katy Perry and Zendaya, to name a few, were inspired to share the empowering reasons they’re taking part in the Women’s March on Washington.
As the march begins, prominent names in Hollywood have started sharing photographs and video of themselves at the march and iconic women from history, along with the powerful reasons why this peaceful protest and expression of togetherness is so important.
Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! #whyimarch @womensmarch
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou #WhyIMarch: because I have decided not to be reduced by any events, social or political, that aim to rob me of my dignity. #FBF Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem en route to the 20th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington on August 17th, 1983 (photo via @womensmarch via @somethingartists)