Women haven’t even finished swarming the nation’s capital for the Women’s March, but already, it’s become larger than life: Not only did it draw a bigger crowd than Donald Trump’s inauguration, but it made history as the largest inaugural protest ever held. Take a moment to let that sink in!!!
While there were hundreds of thousands of female faces in attendance, each with their own reason to march, a few of them might have been more familiar than others: They belonged to not only some of our staffers, but some of your favorite celebs, as well. Take a peek at who attended the event, or even just took the time to support it in our roundup below.
1. Mandy Moore: This Is Us star Mandy Moore joined forced with Jane Fonda for the day, saying, “It’s not a movement without #JaneFonda…what a way to celebrate the collective energy of so many people unwilling to sit by idly. One for the books!” She isn’t kidding!
2. Katy Perry: Katy posted a throwback photo with her sister, saying, “Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time, I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! #whyimarch.”
3. Orlando Bloom: Katy’s man Orlando supported his lady (and women everywhere), writing, “You know she’d be marching. #womensmarch #theresistance #womenwhocando.”
4. David Beckham: Victoria, Brooklyn and David Beckham all posted about the march, being witness to it from London, but it was David that got us right in the feels, with his caption of “Respect and support women ALWAYS.” Swoooon.
5. Drew Barrymore: Drew shared her reasons for supporting the movement, saying, “I love women. I live for my two daughters. And I am full of pride and unity with all women today.”
6. Charlize Theron: Charlize joined the ladies in Utah, writing, “Representing here at Sundance! #womensmarch #marchonmain.”
7. Taylor Schilling: OITNB star Taylor looked absolutely exhaulted at the march, holding up a sign with a powerful message: #wordsmeanstuff. Yes. They. DO.
8. Lupita Nyong’O: Lupita posted a beautiful video explaining why many marched and also offered up this quote from Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie, who said, “My own definion of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better.’”
9. Amy Schumer: The march all but took over Amy Schumer’s feed, who found a friend in the crowd. “The moment @lenadunham and I found each other,” she wrote.
10. Zendaya: Zendaya gave us a bird’s eye view of the action with this all-too-telling video.
11. Hillary Clinton: The people’s champ Hillary Clinton showed support for her army today with this inspiring Tweet.
12. Vanessa Hudgens: Vanessa joined LA’s efforts, looking cute as could be with her “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” sign.
13. Marion Cotillard: A bug took down actress Marion Cotillard, but not her spirit: “Super sick today, cannot walk, but my spirit and my heart stand by all the women and men who are walking today all around the world for human rights, freedom and love!”
14. Jessica Chastain: Jessica was all smiles next to her signs, saying, “Who runs the world?”
15. John Legend: John braved the snow for the march, simply posting the movement’s hashtag.
16. Alicia Keys: Alicia performed “Girl on Fire” for the event, also posting this artistic tribute to Louisa Cannell in celebration of the day’s festivities.
17. Amber Tamblyn: It was a venerable “who’s who” of girl power over on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn’s page, with snaps of the star with the likes of Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and more. “My girls!!” she exclaimed. “We found each other!! MARCH!”
18. Evan Rachel Wood: Having openly spoken out about her own struggles with abuse as a woman, we had a sneaking suspicion we could count on Evan Rachel to make an appearance: Here she is with fellow feminist Halsey (who’s just out of surgery, by the by!)
19. Jessica Biel: Mrs. Timberlake joined in on the action, saying, “Today I march. 2018 I vote.”
20. Miley Cyrus: We can’t imagine Miley, a champion for human rights in general (have you joined her Hopeful Hippie movement?), missing this for one the world.
21. Ashley Judd: Ashley gave what was, quite possibly, our favorite speech of the day, and also took the time to post about it, saying, “Honored to march with these #nastywomen. #WomensMarchDC”
22. Brie Larson: A sign above her head, the Oscar winner clearly felt empowered, saying, “I’M EVERY WOMAN.”
23. Bella Thorne: Bella appeared to be having a blast “out here fighting for OUR rights.”
24. Halle Berry: While Halle couldn’t make the march, she was there in spirit: “On set today but united with ladies nonetheless.”
25. Rihanna: Rihanna paid tribute to those around her, sharing a photo of an older marcher and saying, “Go awf granny!”
26. Chelsea Handler: The funny gal hosted the protest in Sundance, with stars like Jennifer Beals and Charlize Theron at her side.
27. John Kerry: John Kerry took to the streets with thousands of women, walking a dog in a pink (!) leash.
28. P!nk: Pink made it a family affair, saying, “We march together.”
29. America Ferrera and Chrissy Teigen: These two badass babes shared a sweet moment at the Washington rally. (Photo via Getty)
30. Ariana Grande: The pint-sized starlet, who has recently dealt with sexism firsthand, had a lot to say about today’s rally. “Today filled my heart with so much hope!!” she wrote. “Got to meet many beautiful, passionate people and march alongside my loved ones. The sun came out for us, we are so much stronger and louder than hatred, ignorance, sexism, racism, agism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, slut shaming, prejudice, discrimination of all kinds, patriarchal conditioning and the backwards expectations of what a woman should be! I’m so proud of/inspired by everyone who marched today and thankful that there are so many people on this planet currently celebrating how brilliant and magical women truly are! Let’s keep our voices loud, passionate and peaceful! Let’s continue being strong for each other and to build each other up! Let’s stay connected to our divinity.” You said it, sister!
31. Madonna and Cher: Old school badass babes Madonna and Cher hung out together backstage.
32. Lauren Conrad: Lauren looked chic as ever in her knitted hat, saying, “Today was a good day.”
33. Naomi Watts: Naomi and co. took NYC by storm (along with thousands of others!)
34. Kerry Washington: Kerry made her voice heard onstage in LA.
35. Sophia Bush: Political champion Sophia Bush, who once called a man out for his appalling flight behavior, shared a knowing smile with Gloria Steinem.
36. Jodie Sweetin: The Fuller House star shared a feel-good post with mom, saying, “Today I marched for all women with my mama and about 100,000 other women. It was amazing!!! Such a powerful feeling of bonding with other women!
Which celeb are you most stoked to see out in the trenches? Tweet us over @BritandCo!
(Photo via Michael Loccisano + Kevin Mazur/Getty + Janine Squillari)