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Yesterday I had the honour of speaking in front of this thousands-strong crowd at @womensmarchsydney and I'm still in a bit of shock. I was extreeeeemely nervous. There's a huge difference between interviews and conversations on specific issues indoors, with planned questions and answers, and this. This had to be a rally cry. This had to spark rage and hope in the ranks. This had to be much less controlled and had to be completely honest and responsive. I could see people crying and I could hear them yelling. I've never felt anything like it, and I feel very honoured to have had the platform. Thank you. 🙏😊 The other speakers, particularly @newgenderwhodis and @raejohnston were so fantastic. We each had different perspectives and points to make, and we were all shouting and screaming for each other. ✊✊🏼✊🏾 First pic by @dean_sewell for @sydneymorningherald 👍
“It is so, so hard to keep an olive branch in the palm of your hand when you need your keys between your fingers,” Lee told the crowd.
— Women's March Sydney (@womensmarchsyd) January 20, 2019
The first Sydney Women’s March took place in January 2017 as part of a global network of protests to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Three years on using the slogan ‘The #WomensWave is Coming’ women and men marched in resistance to Trump’s presidency and in solidarity for equal rights for women.
— Gina Rushton (@ginarush) January 20, 2019
Yumi Stynes was the MC and other speakers included Indigenous community leader, Aunty Norma and Junkee editor Rae Johnston.
— Johanna Aneman (@JohannaAneman) January 20, 2019
Sydneysiders marched together in solidarity to draw attention to the national epidemic of violence against women as part of the 3rd annual Global #WomensMarch2019 #photos #DeanSewell Gallery here: https://t.co/57ozduZmqv#womensmarchsydney #womenswave pic.twitter.com/cP4cBAqUl2
— SMH Photography (@photosSMH) January 20, 2019