PHOTO: Lia Haro
January 21, 2017, Flagstaff, Arizona, Women’s March.
In communities across the United States, people flooded to the streets on January 21, 2017, to protest the new presidential administration and affirm the rights of women and LGBTQ people. In this photo, taken while conducting ethnographic fieldwork on contemporary protest politics, the young child’s eyes seem to register a certain trepidation about the possibilities for the resistance and hope that her sign proclaims. Like the baby that often symbolizes the coming of a new year, this baby might be read as symbolizing the nascent movement simultaneously hopeful, full of potential and burdened with the difficult knowledge of rising horrors.