Like you, my news feed yesterday was filled with images of the Women’s March from coast to coast. People were out in the streets with pussy hats and signs from L.A. to Atlanta To New York City, and Austin (where it was the largest state demonstration ever!). My pal, documentary photographer Meg Handler was in Chicago posting some great stuff, including some resistance to the resistance. I asked her if I could share some images here. Meg messaged me back,
“I didn’t give you captions for each photo. It’s pretty obvious. The people who look like Mennonites are not Mennonites, they are Church of God and they say they are not part of any denomination, they read the new testament. And they are all fire and brimstone. It sounded as scary as it looked. And then after the church people showed up, the Right to Lifers, about 5 of them came. They were immediately encircled by and escorted out by the police.
Reports are there were 300,000 people who marched here, but I suggest you fact check that. It did feel as big as last year, and that was 250,000.
You know I’m a huge World of Wonder fan, right? Since the Eyes of Tammy Faye!
(Photos, Meg Handler)