In addition to a government shutdown, this weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration and the recognition of that event with a historic march across the world on Jan. 21, 2017. For a striking glimpse of what the Women’s March meant for some of its participants, you need only watch this short documentary, Women Rising, from go90. Clocking in at 13 minutes, the video features three different sets of participants: the “Divided Duo,” a couple who share opposing political views; the “Partners in Love,” a same-sex couple who had a conservative, Christian upbringing; and “The Survivor,” a women whose memories of sexual assault resurfaced during the furor of the 2016 campaign.
All three of the stories pivot on the occasion of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., last year, and all three culminate in milestones — showing how this event truly did change lives. And as you watch their stories unfold, with this weekend’s events in front of us, it’s easy to see how the country’s political tides were so deeply affected by the results of the 2016 elections — most notably with the birth of a new generation of political activists and advocates.
As Kayla Keegan, the aforementioned assault survivor in the video, so confidently states, last year’s march was “just the beginning … there’s no turning back now.”
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