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Let's face it political events have been pretty depressing recently, first with Brexit and then with Trump I've been left feeling pretty downhearted about the state of the world right now. Yes I'm aware that those two things are only the tip of the iceberg and there are a lot of even bigger issues right now but I think those two events have really left a lot of people feeling quite shaken up about the direction things seem to be going in.
If there is anything positive to come out of that it's that more and more people are engaging in politics than they ever have before, they're more aware of issues faced by women and minorities and they're more willing to stand up and be counted. The Women's March is a huge example showing that in action and although I wasn't able to attend an event myself I watched events across the globe unfold on social media. As the blurb of this book says:
On January 21st, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice.
Why I March is a collection of images taken during the Women's March and it shows women (and men!) of all ages and colours standing up and speaking out. Looking through this book at the number of people taking part and all of the different things they are speaking out against left me feeling a little more hopeful again. The book is mainly pictures and I have to admit I'd have loved a longer introduction that actually discussed the reasons behind the march perhaps with an interview with the organisers or some more in depth information about some of the charities involved but overall it's still a wonderful memento of the day.
Add in the fact that all the royalties are being donated to the nonprofit organisations affiliated with the march and I'd have no problem spending my money on this book.
Here are a few images from the book just to give you more of an idea what to expect:
Source: Received from Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review
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