9 Empowering Quotes From the Women's March on Washington

Dacy Knight
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The Women's March on Washington—plus sister marches over the world—brought over a million women together to raise our voices in solidarity. As women took over the nation's capital, we showed the strength of our numbers and our refusal to have our voices silenced. Gloria Steinem took to the stage to deliver her keynote speech, underscoring the importance of acting together to work for a more connected world. Celebrities from Alicia Keys to America Ferrera joined her to take a stand and share their words of wisdom and hope. The day was full of monumental moments as women the world over made history. Here are some of the most memorable quotes from Women's March to keep the momentum going.

We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise.

Alicia Keys
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[Remember] we are not afraid, that we are not alone, that we will not back down, that there is power in our unity and no opposing force stands a chance in the faith of true solidarity.

Madonna

We are here not merely to gather, but to move. And our movements require us to do more than just show up and say the right words. It requires us to break out of our comfort zones, and be confrontational. It requires us to defend one another when it is difficult, and dangerous. It requires us to truly see ourselves, and one another.

Janet Mock

Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed. I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone. There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love. Let's keep together and fight for the rights.

Sophie Cruz, six-year-old immigration activist

If we—the millions of Americans who believe in common decency, in the greater good, in justice for all—if we fall into the trap by separating ourselves by our causes and our labels, then we will weaken our fight and we will lose. But if we commit to what aligns us, if we stand together steadfast and determined, then we stand a chance of saving the soul of our country.

America Ferrera
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Continue to embrace the things that make you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. You are enough. And whenever you’re feeling doubt, whenever you want to give up, you must always remember to choose freedom over fear. 

Janelle Monae

I am nasty like Susan, Elizabeth, Eleanore, Amelia, Rose, Gloria, Condoleezza, Sonya, Malala, Michelle, Hillary...

Ashley Judd

This is the upside of the downside. This is an outpouring of energy, and true democracy like I have never seen in my very long life. It is wide in age, it is deep in diversity, and remember, the Constitution does not begin with "I the president," it begins with "we the people."

Gloria Steinem

Don’t get frustrated, get involved. Don’t complain, organise.

Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali's daughter

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