We March Forth
I am Alexis Woodford Demko,
the Founder and Curator of the We March Forth Project. What started as a social media page to show photos from the January 21, 2017 Women’s March in DC, quickly turned into a platform to showcase the work of the very brave and talented activists, photographers, and photojournalists that are actively engaging in the progression of Women’s Movements all around the entire world. This collection includes photos and stories that have been submitted to me from around the globe I am now in the midst of publishing a book that brings to life the images and stories from women’s activism from countries in every corner of the world; We March Forth: The Beauty of Women’s Activism Around the World. The compilation of these stunning photos and stories introduces us to the struggles that women are faced with in every nation in the world. Some struggles that we didn't know exist and some that we are all too familiar with in our own lives.
The We March Forth book will house raw images of beauty that are shown through the sense of strength, power, unity, and fearlessness of those that are brave enough to make their voices heard through activism. Each photo demonstrates a level of pain, empowerment, and respect for the decades-long struggles women have endured in nations all over the world. It is so important to document the power that women have when they unite with vision and hope. We must know where we came from to make progress and to help navigate where we want to go. Through this pictorial display, it is my hope that the book will leave you inspired to keep focused on what changes need to be made and to keep moving forward.
In closing, I want to thank each of the very talented and inspiring photographers, photojournalists, activists, and storytellers that have contributed their precious work to this project. They are the ones who inspire me each day to make this book become a reality. Their photos are allowing us into each protest to see the struggles of women from continent to continent. They have captured these moments and brought them to life for all of us to see.
“Photography is truth.”
— Jean-Luc Godard