By Jasmine Washington
Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and a slew of other notable celebs are speaking out in support of the Women’s March on Washington. With an estimated 450,000 participants slated to hit the nation’s capitol in solidarity, similar marches are being held everywhere from Los Angeles to Paris.
Beyoncé took to Facebook sharing the official poster for the march and wrote, “Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change. #WomensMarch.”
Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! ❤#whyimarch @womensmarch
Katy Perry shared an adorable throwback photo with her sister and explained her decision to participate. “I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings,” she wrote.
Ariana Grande beamed as she revealed that not only would she be participating in the march, but she’d be marching alongside her mother and grandmother. “I’m so excited to march with these two incredible ladies tomorrow! ? I can’t wait to share this #womensmarch with the strongest women in my life and with all of the other strong, beautiful, unique, empowered, brilliant, amazing women out there who are marching as well! ??,” she shared.
A slew acclaimed celebs from Amy Schumer to Amber Rose and America Ferrera are included on the list of Women’s March supporters.
Take a look at how other celebs are speaking out in support of the Women’s March on Washington and click here for more information on the march.
This is a march to show what this nation is actually made of. We are not merely marching to oppose Trump and his twisted vision of what a "great" America looks like, but to put our bodies on the line, and stand up for the values we are simply not willing to compromise. All are welcome. Men included! If you believe women's rights are human rights, this is your march. If you believe in social, racial, environmental, and economic justice, this is your march. Even if you voted for Trump and are now quietly horrified at his broken promises and dangerous rhetoric, you are welcome here, and this is your march too. See you there. 1/21/17 @womensmarch
One more week till we march on Washington! My brown, immigrant, vagina-having ass will be there! And so will my white, descendent of immigrants, penis-owning husband's! Because male or female, we are proud Americans who will fight for what we know is right for our fellow brothers and sisters. Who's bringing their ass to Washington??✊ #peoplepower #womensmarch
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