It鈥檚 been an INTENSE week with regard to politics (to say the least). Since President Trump officially took his oaths on January 20, we鈥檝e seen massive demonstrations with the Women鈥檚 Marches, changes to our nation鈥檚 policies on women鈥檚 rights both at home and overseas and orders issued to jumpstart movement on both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 14: TV Personality/pop artist Sham Ibrahim and singer Katy Perry pose for a photo with a Donald Trump portrait at Oscar's on January 14, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

While鈥檚 there鈥檚 much that can be done to continue our efforts to take a stand against things that aren鈥檛 sitting well with you, taking some time for yourself to channel your feelings into something creative can be therapeutic too: In fact, entire collections dedicated to challenging recent acts have begun to pop up, including NY-based gallery Untitled Space鈥檚 Uprise exhibition (鈥淎KA 鈥楢ngry Women,鈥 a group exhibition of female artists鈥) and Desert Island Comics鈥 Smoke Signal special RESIST! Issue. Just ask the 11 artists that created these works in reaction to current times: Check out our faves below!

1. 鈥淐hamp鈥 by Zoe Buckman: 鈥淪he got grabbed, but she survived,鈥 writes Zoe on her Instagram page.

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2. 鈥淩ise Up鈥 by Oddie: Chicago-based artist Oddie created this tribute to four of our nation鈥檚 iconic females.

3. 鈥淎merican Greed鈥 by Annika Connor: One of the featured artists in the Uprise exhibition, Annika turned her feelings into art, saying, 鈥淪pending the night working on my new American Greed painting seems to be the only way I know how to process all the crazy political news of the week.鈥

Make America paint again.

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4. 鈥淢ake America Paint Again鈥 by Tyler Shields: The imagery of photographer Tyler Shields鈥 piece speaks for itself here.

star wars dakota

5. 鈥淎180HF75957鈥 by Oddie: Oddie also created this piece in tribute to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, with a hidden nod to Star Wars in the writing (which reads 鈥淒efend the Sacred鈥 for those in the know).

6. 鈥淎shley Judd鈥 by @tjanoloi: Following Ashley Judd鈥檚 fiery (if controversial) Women鈥檚 March speech, @tjanaloi created this piece in her honor.

7. 鈥淣o DAPL鈥: 鈥淗eart shattered. Still fighting,鈥 wrote @ddiazdestiny12, who shared this powerful imagery via Instagram.

#illustration #artoftheday #artforchange #artwork #resistanceart

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8. 鈥淚 Can鈥檛 Breathe,鈥 by 1and4 Studio: Husband and wife duo Amy Whitehouse and Don Friesen of 1and4 Studio created this stifled masterpiece together.

9. 鈥淲hat the ?!,鈥 Artist Unknown: @benjeyemin captured this brutally honest protest chalk piece during a nighttime walk.

10. 鈥淔emme Clenched Fists鈥 by For All Womankind: Created especially for the Women鈥檚 Marches, For All Womankind offered up this unified solidarity poster.

today i have had too much coffee & have on my shin kicking boots. come at me. 馃樉

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11. 鈥淎 Woman鈥檚 Place Is in the Resistance鈥 by Hayley Gilmore: This graphic design piece by artist Hayley Gilmore was one of the many Princess Leia tributes seen at the recent marches.

12. 鈥淧lug It Up鈥 by Laura Murray: Laura鈥檚 message is a simple, but powerful one: Plug violence up with feminism.

13. 鈥淏lack Rosie the Riveter鈥 by Sundew Designs: Sundew Designs struck a major chord with their image of a black Rosie the Riveter with her head in her hands, including this quote along with the artwork: 鈥溾楽ome people ask: 鈥淲hy the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?鈥 Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general 鈥 but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.鈥 -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie鈥

Which piece of artwork was your favorite? Tell us over @BritandCo!

(h/t Teen Vogue, photo via Tara Ziemba/Getty)