San Jose Women’s March 2018

Marking a year since the first Women’s March: The Women’s March Worldwide, 2018. And again, San Jose marched. Here it is, in sketches. Final turnout numbers aren’t in yet. But one thing’s for sure. The sentiments of last year are not forgotten. The resolve is stronger. And we’re taking our Power to the Polls.

My sketchkit. Handheld, for drawing while we walked. The pink highlighter is key. As is the pussyhat. And my book with a sketch from last year on it’s front.
womens_march_1Yes, the sketches are shaky, splotchy, and messy. I sketched while we marched. I dropped my pen a few times. Someone marching by me always picked it up. womens_march_2
Yes to the “Power of WE”womens_march_5

Kids at the march, because it matters.womens_march_8

Last year, I did a fundraising campaign called Postcards for Democracy where we, you and I together, raised money. The postcards are still available here, and all profits go to ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Thank you, again, San Jose. Thank you marchers everywhere. Those that could get out and march, and those with marchers, in spirit.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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16 Responses to San Jose Women’s March 2018

  1. You are documenting history in a wonderful way!

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  2. Annie says:

    Yes to Carol Anna and yay yay yay!

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  3. Margaret Hunt says:

    Love. Sad I couldn’t go today.

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  4. miatagrrl says:

    Bravo! I decided not to march this year, but I was with you all in spirit.

    – Tina


  5. Great sketches, Suhita! Really smart to limit your tools and use the small sketchbook. I tend to go larger when there’s a lot of activity and mainly use a fat sharpie, but I like the line variation you got with the multiple pens/pencils.


  6. I so admire what you’re doing, Suhita! Someplace in the crowd are the women who will be our Representatives, our senators, our mayors and governors, and soon, our President! You may have sketched her. You may BE her! Your sketches are so well done, a worthy legacy to leave your children, and a part of the movement forward.

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  7. Laurie Householder says:

    Yay!!! Loved the simplicity but still so vibrant! Thank you!

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  8. SeemaMisra says:

    I love the dynamic feel of your sketches. Personally, i’m still struggling with moving crowds and can never sketch them too well.


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