Women’s History Month: Authors Tweet Support of Women’s March National School Walk Out

Courtesy Idaho Education News.

Women’s March is planning a national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14 in solidarity with the students in Parkland, Florida who have organized a National School Walk Out for March 24.  The purpose of both marches is to bring awareness to the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and to advocate for common sense gun laws that help keep both our children and our schools safe. Another walk out is scheduled for March 24 and is being organized by March For Our Lives, the organization started by Stoneman Douglas survivors. Wednesday’s March, organized by Women’s March youth group EMPOWER, will begin at 10:00 am EST and last 17 minutes— one minute for each of those lives lost at Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.  This piece from January 23rd, 2017 is about the first Women’s March ever organized.


It’s safe to say that the women’s march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 21, was a huge success. The peaceful rally drew people from all over the world, with satellite marches popping up in cities across the globe (including Antartica!). The numbers are still rolling in, but some sites are reporting that there was an estimated three times the amount of people at the march than there were at Trump’s Inauguration the day before.


Many popular authors attended marches around the country, and they took to Twitter to talk about it:

Judy Blume tweeted a photo from the Key West march in Florida:

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Stephen King joined a rally in Sarasota:

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Elizabeth Gilbert shared some of the signs she saw at the march in Washington:

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Cheryl Strayed was also at the Washington march:

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As was young adult author Gayle Forman:

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Neil Gaiman showed his solidarity all the way from Australia:

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While John Green marched in Indianapolis:

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Young adult author of the Shatter Me series, Tahereh Mafi, showed off her sign (and awesome jacket):

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And Mindy Kaling marched with pals:

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Amy Tan was in Washington too:

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Maureen Johnson, who marched in NYC, reported that the streets were crowded:

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And shared this adorable sign:

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Roxane Gay’s words became an inspiration for lots of marchers, and she shared some of the signs with her followers:

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Joyce Carol Oates showed her support:

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As did Anne Rice, delivering a message of hope:

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