Photojournalism is My Other Passion

January 20, 2019

Thanks to a break in the rainy weather, it was a sunny day for the 2019 Women's Marches around the Bay Area. I returned to the Oakland Women's March because I love photographing in Oakland, especially around Lake Merritt where people can enjoy a bit of nature in the middle of the city.

 

I started photographing at the Oakland Museum of California where Sista Boom was warming up the crowd heading to the lake. I made my way to the spot where groups were assembling to lead the march and found bands and drummers and disabled rights groups and feminist clubs. Women dressed as Supreme Court justices. Families. Teachers. Girl Scouts. Nurses. Adult children of immigrants. One man held a sign reading, "Real Men Do Not Fear Equality." Another man wore a tee shirt with "This is What a Feminist Looks Like."

 

It was joyous and hopeful, this march for rights and positive change for America. I left feeling inspired and glad I could document a corner of our world.

  (More photos from the day here.)

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