Why I March.

January 21, 2017
Women's March on Lansing

 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 

Janice + Nada | student activists

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I’m just here today to bring justice and equality for all, like I think as women we understand what it is to go through difficult time and changes so we can be the voice for all the people and show them that they are not alone. We are not just gonna sit aside during these four years, we are going to stand up for them.
— Janice
I am here to represent women and to ensure that our rights aren’t squandered because of men in government. I think it is so important for women to have a voice and we are that voice : standing here and making sure that Trump is inclusive. We want to make sure that women’s right are still important. Because they are.
— Nada
 

Scott | The Professor

A professor at a Michigan University, Scott dedicated his Christmas break to teaching himself how to knit. The sole purpose...knitting pussycat hats for him and 12 of his students to attend the Women's March Together. #heforshe

 
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 

Mohamoud | Father

 
Trump doesn’t makes us feel like Americans, we’ve been here all our lives. Although we are Muslim and black and refugees we just feel attacked. I just love it (the march), I just feel a lot better being over here to see the support. Basically it’s just to show him that we are all one and we are all American and we have people that have our backs.
— Mohamoud
 
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 

EVE | The logophile

Born in Kenya after her parents fled Switzerland during WWII, Eve finds herself here. Here where she joins the fight for equal rights with these words of wisdom :

We have to take responsibility for our words...There’s no trust between anyone, and when there is not trust, we can’t have really important conversations. We need to have important conversations...and we can only do that when we know that our words have the same meaning and there is integrity there.
— Eve
 
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan
 Documentary, photojournalism, Women's March, Lansing, Michigan