Princess Leia Is A Women's March Icon

by Allie Gemmill

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.


The Sign That Started It All

The original, the greatest.


Leia Went To North Carolina, Too

Well, would you look at that. Yes.


Where In The Crowd Is Princess Leia?

Not even other signs can obscure her mighty visage.


Leia Goes To Washington

She comes with a simple message.


Look At All That Leia Magic

Can you feel the love?


Four Leias Are Better Than None

The more the merrier.


Leia's Got Something In Common With Rosie The Riveter

Two tough ladies, one powerful message.


She Is A Symbol For Young Women

She is your daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, in-laws, and babies.


Leia Place Is Wherever You Are

Wherever you may be, keep a little Leia in your life.


Leia Signs Are Sorta The Best Signs

Look at those beauties.


Leia Is The Face Of Hope

Hope is crucial.


We Are All Leia

Princess Leia may be the face of the Resistance, but you are a vital part of it.


Leia Isn't Just On Signs, She's There In Person

Hey there, Princess Leia.


Her Style Sends A Message

Those buns pack a punch, y'all.


Stay Strong Like Leia

Peaceful resistance has the potential to make a statement.


Defeating Her Oppressor

You get 'em, Leia.