Among the massive crowds filling Washington DC Saturday were many women from California, who had crossed the country with friends and relatives to show their opposition to President Trump.
In the process, many were charged by the crowd’s energy and the solidarity. “I watched these young ladies today become active women and it was amazing,” said Stephani Contreras, 60, who came to Washington from Moorpark, California with her daughter and friends. “It was a beautiful experience.”
Many people talked about their plans to get more involved in community activism after the march and to continue speaking up. “We were really inspired by everything that’s going on in politics right now, it’s a pressing matter for us because it has to do with us.” said Taylor Ferguson, 19, who was with the group from Moorpark.
Below, portraits and insights from Californians who marched on Washington reveal this sentiment.