The Best Signs from This Weekend’s #MarchOnVancouver

A little rain didn't stop this (intersectional) feminist parade.

January 22, 2018

By Alyssa Hirose / Photo: Annie Rueter, @annierueter1

Thousands of women, men, trans and non-binary folks (and a few dogs!) met in Jack Poole Plaza this weekend for the second annual #MarchOnVancouver rally. And peeking out from the crowd of windbreakers and pink toques were homemade signs that proved this mass was resilient and brilliant. Some signs were short and sweet (“STAND UP”) and some were punny (“MY OVARIES ARE OVER IT”); some marchers held signs of cardboard, others painted umbrellas—but all were signs of change. Check out some of our favourite messages from Saturday’s march:

BB’s first protest ✊🏼 (she really loved the attention so I’m not sure she understands the altruistic merits of solidarity yet) #marchonvancouver #womensmarchyvr

I had a blast at the Vancouver #womensmarch !!!! @vmwvoicesofmuslimwomen @nidhayaqub @aishaamijee @maleekah.a #fempirestrikesback #vancouverwomensmarch you wouldn’t believe how many people wanted to take pictures of my sign lol

• A selection of signs from “March On, Vancouver! The Next Step March” 01/20/18 • #womensmarch #yvr #vancouver #vancity #march #marchonvancouver #city #public #support #raincouver #2018 #saturday #nikonphotography #intersectionalfeminism #dumptrump #sisters #signs #latergram

• This sign really resonated with me. In therapy I’m learning to stand up for myself, and a big reason that it’s taken me so long is because I have always been worried people will think I’m being a bitch. Well, if knowing my worth makes me a bitch then so be it. Bitch I shall be, proudly. “March On, Vancouver! The Next Step March” 01/20/18 • #womensmarch #yvr #vancouver #vancity #march #marchonvancouver #city #public #support #raincouver #2018 #saturday #nikonphotography #intersectionalfeminism #sign #bitch #standingupformyself #green #iknow #strong

Photos from #marchonvancouver today. Our photo and news teams were on the spot to keep students informed about off-campus politics and cover UBC student participation in the march. All photos @annierueter and @patrick_gillin

"if you're not angry, you're not paying attention" – #womensmarch #womensmarch2018 #marchon #marchonvancouver #marchonyvr #wearemarchon #timesup #vancouver #vancity

Today we marched. We danced and splashed. I’m so proud of this little nugget who shows me every day how to be the change. 💗✌🏼#womensmarch2018 #vancouverwomensmarch #thefutureisfemale #bethechange

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