Women from all over the world took to the streets on January 21 for the Women’s March 2018 — in its second year — held in response to Donald Trump being selected as the US President. This year took forward the #MeToo movement that had leading Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman open up and share their stories, as well as the #PowerToThePolls movement which aims to encourage more women to run for office.
Outspoken celebrity feminists like Gal Gadot and Emma Watson participated in the rally, which was held in America, as well as in Asia, Europe and Africa. Hundreds of thousands of women came together in solidarity to share their thoughts on women’s rights, while others took to social media to share their feelings.
We’ve compiled 21 of the most inspiring and empowering tweets from the Women’s March 2018 that are sure to move you.
1. From the woman who’s continually worked on shattering the glass ceiling.
In 2017, the Women’s March was a beacon of hope and defiance. In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere. Let’s show that same power in the voting booth this year. #PowerToThePolls
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2018
2. Gal Gadot, who spoke up about being body shamed for her role in Wonder Women, has famously said: “Every woman, every man, everyone should be a feminist. Because whoever is not a feminist is a sexist.”
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) January 21, 2018
3. Singer Halsey presented a deeply-moving poem on sexual assault.
— h (@halsey) January 20, 2018
4. Don’t let them tell you “you’re too old for this.”
— Teri Mach Ryan (@tweeteritweet) January 21, 2018
5. Designer Rebecca Minkoff launched a new social space, RM Superwomen, where women can engage and inspire each other to lead fearless lives.
“We just all need to show up, for every single person, and I don’t think we necessarily always did that” -Head of Operations and Partnerships, The Women’s March, Mariam Ehari by @liannatarantin | #RMSuperwomen #PowerToThePolls #Togetherwerise @womensmarch pic.twitter.com/Xz7naKlNAa
— Rebecca Minkoff (@RebeccaMinkoff) January 21, 2018
6. In response to Trump’s ban on Muslims:
I stand in solidarity my friend @MaryaBangee + with every person, community + country that has faced hatred because of Trump’s policies. We’re going to Marcg + Fight + Vote until those policies change + that hatred ends. #MuslimWomenMarch #WomensMarch2018 #NoMuslimBanEver pic.twitter.com/DMo42B1TBL
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) January 21, 2018
7. We’re all in this together.
What we’ve seen this weekend validates the fact that something has stirred up the women of our country and those who care about women. This is now a movement. #WomensMarch
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2018
8. This is what a real feminist sounds like:
Whenever I hear otherwise intelligent women say things like “I’m not one of those feminists” i feel like a kitten loses its life. Help me understand this—you don’t think women are people?
— Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) January 20, 2018
9. “This is a revolution for women.”
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 21, 2018
10. Stand up, speak up.
— Amplifier (@amplifierart) January 21, 2018
11. We’re all one.
— NARAL (@NARAL) January 21, 2018
12. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has never said anything more profound than this.
— Kate Kelly (@Kate_Kelly_Esq) January 21, 2018
13. Redefining love in 2018.
We have to love each other. Have to. Love is not empty sentiment. It’s active. I continue to learn what that looks like. Being willing to learn is a love thing. What I know: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” #MLK
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 21, 2018
14. And another one from the global thought leader inspiring women to be well and whole, no matter what.
Girls and Women:
Be well and whole, single.
Be well and whole, married.
Be well and whole.
And remember…wearing that ring shouldn’t require you diminishing your light.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 21, 2018
15. “No one is free until everyone is free.”
When we are standing for and with each other, when we recognize that no one is free until everyone is free—and that means no matter what country you come from, no matter who you love, no matter what you look like, no matter what—We. Are. Unstoppable. #PowerToThePolls @womensmarch
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) January 21, 2018
16. You matter.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 21, 2018
17. Don’t bring other women down. Support them.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 20, 2018
18. A gentle reminder…
— Catherine Mayer (@catherine_mayer) January 21, 2018
19. March for a cause.
— Susan Wright (@susanspbx) January 22, 2018
20. “Gender equality can’t just exist outside ourselves — it must exist within. We must take responsibility not just for our actions, but for ourselves.” – Scarlett Johansson
— Scarlett Johansson Source (@ScarlettJSource) January 21, 2018
21. Natalie Portman opened up about her #MeToo moment.
Natalie Portman said experiencing “sexual terrorism” at the age of 13 made her feel the need to cover her body and inhibit expression while addressing thousands in LA gathered for the Women’s March https://t.co/G6ZlWlxSuB pic.twitter.com/hDBkTEHCod
— CNN (@CNN) January 22, 2018