The American Sign Language (ASL) symbol for unity was an integral part of our photoshoot. As the aim of this project focused on diverse representation of women of all backgrounds, we wanted to make sure we were also respectfully yet powerfully including a group of women that could not join us that day.
Together we, of all ages stand in solidarity to show our support for Women's Rights. We acknowledge our past as we move towards a collective future inclusive of women of color, transgender women & men, women with disabilities & women from all ages, religious faiths and backgrounds. We wear yellow and gold as a nod to the colors of the early American feminist movements, while expressing our hope and desires for the movement today. Different cities nationwide and around the world have joined the #UnityinColormovement and we're proud to share the Washington D.C. Edition!
Washington, D.C. has always been a powerful platform for women's advancement. Many of the country's important grassroots and social justice movements that gain traction elsewhere have culminated on these streets. As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. is where movements, marches and social momentum begins and ends. As women representing all backgrounds, religions, abilities, languages, races and age, we believe that creating a culture of inclusion is fundamental to cultivating sisterhood. The need for creating and sustaining space for intersectional feminism is more important now than ever. We need to bring women together to uplift them, highlight their brilliance, their beauty, and everything they bring to our communities. When empowered women come together and stand with and for each other, the sparks of social change are inevitable and necessary for a radiant future.
See more at UnityInColor.org