Hear ye, hear ye: We have an unofficial avatar of the Women's Marches all over the world and it's Princess Leia. That's right. Princess Leia was everywhere at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., as well as at various sister marches across the world. The spirit of Princess, the General, Leia Organa Solo was living and breathing in the hundreds of thousands of women and men who took to the streets to peacefully protest President Trump and his incoming administration. Princess Leia appeared on signs aplenty in the crowds. Gosh, Carrie Fisher would be so, so proud. Don't you think?
During the Women's March, Princess Leia's image has become associated with resistance and hope, two tenets of the march itself. Frequently during the march, signs with her face and the slogan, "A woman's place is in the Resistance" appeared. This only drove home the feeling that now, more than ever, it is important to have badass female avatars and idols by our side regardless of whether or not they are fictional.
Fisher, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2016, is remembered for her tenacious, pugnacious, rebel spirit. Fisher was an avowed feminist; she was every one of us. Let's take a moment to appreciate how other women paid tribute to her while continuing her good work.
1The Sign That Started It All
The original, the greatest.
2Leia Went To North Carolina, Too
Well, would you look at that. Yes.
3Where In The Crowd Is Princess Leia?
Not even other signs can obscure her mighty visage.
4Leia Goes To Washington
Princess Leia well represented at the women's march in washington pic.twitter.com/rlu6bhPPNM— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) January 21, 2017
She comes with a simple message.
5Look At All That Leia Magic
Can you feel the love?
6Four Leias Are Better Than None
The more the merrier.
7Leia's Got Something In Common With Rosie The Riveter
Two tough ladies, one powerful message.
8She Is A Symbol For Young Women
She is your daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, in-laws, and babies.
9Leia Place Is Wherever You Are
Wherever you may be, keep a little Leia in your life.
10Leia Signs Are Sorta The Best Signs
Look at those beauties.
11Leia Is The Face Of Hope
Hope is crucial.
12We Are All Leia
Princess Leia may be the face of the Resistance, but you are a vital part of it.
13Leia Isn't Just On Signs, She's There In Person
Princess Leia. The Force is with us pic.twitter.com/bkrqvZYyAS— steve gordon (@sgrdn3) January 21, 2017
Hey there, Princess Leia.
14Her Style Sends A Message
Those buns pack a punch, y'all.
15Stay Strong Like Leia
Peaceful resistance has the potential to make a statement.