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‘People’s Lives Depend on It’: Women on Why They’re Marching

“I’m marching because I want to make my grandmother proud and Trump afraid”

Woman who March Photo Gallery Clayton Cubitt

Heidi Sieck and Candice Fortin

Clayton Cubitt (2)

Some 200,000 people are expected to converge on D.C. Saturday for the Women's March on Washington, joined by many thousands of others at hundreds of sister protests around the world. Some 100,000 folks are expected in New York City alone, as part of a march that will end at Trump Tower – or what is now effectively White House North. The Women's March is anticipated to be the largest inauguration-related protest in American history.

Given Trump's track record with women, and the fact that he (narrowly, and not in the popular vote) defeated the candidate who would've been the nation's first female president, it's easy to see why marchers are fired up. Add to that the racism and Islamophobia that weave through the new Trump administration, and the numerous scandals it was embroiled in before Trump even took the oath of office, and you've got a recipe for a powerful show of resistance.

In the lead-up to the Women's March, Clayton Cubitt took a series of powerful portraits of women who are taking part in Saturday's action. Here, in their own works, are those women's reasons for marching.

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