In many ways, 2017 was worse than we could have anticipated. President Donald J. Trump failed to have even a semblance of a conscience, our government seems like it’s in shocking disarray, we’ve gone backward on climate change, we’re more divided across party lines than ever, every time we open our newsfeed we’re faced with another person — usually a man — who has used his power and privilege to undermine or abuse women… I could go on.
But that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen some really incredible moments in 2017 too. On Jan. 21, 2017, the Women’s March, a protest against President Trump’s inauguration and misogyny, became the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. In many ways, it signaled the determination of women to resist the ugly changes that were sure to come.
Here are a just a few wonderful things women accomplished since the Women’s March.