One little girl in Virginia is giving us grown-ups some serious hope for the future. After they were unable to travel to Washington D.C. for January 21's record-smashing Women's March, super-dad Mark Redfern shared pictures of his family's and his daughter Rose's self-organized march starring some of Rose's own favorite women—her dolls.
Taking a cue from sister marches all across the country and the world, Rose staged her own protest for women's equality, and each familiar doll had her own reason for participating in the cause. As if the awe-inspiring photos from these marches weren't happy tearful enough.
Of course, Rose, who is only 4 years old, was helped an awful lot by her also-woke parents, Mark and Wendy Lynch Redfern, who had the idea to host the doll march.
"Rose is only 4 and is just starting to learn how to read and write, so my wife wrote the signs. Rose mainly helped tape the popsicle sticks to the back of the signs," Mark tells MORE. However, Mark says his daughter was aware of what her parents were doing and why.
"Rose and was around when we took the photos and was aware that we were reacting to the Women's March images on TV and the anti-racism march we all took part in the previous weekend in our local town of Lexington, Virginia," Mark says.
(Mark also wanted to be clear that as Rose can't read yet, she doesn't know what Wonder Woman's sign says.)
Rose and her dolls joined a historic global protest that originated as a grassroots campaign for solidarity among women, LGBTQ citizens, Muslims, the disabled, people of color, and other groups who are concerned about the future of the United States after President Trump's inauguration. An estimated 500,000 people joined the primary march on D.C., but across the country and the globe, estimate-shattering marches joined in sisterhood.
If the march on Los Angeles was any indicator of turnout across the globe, 750,000 protesters showed up, dwarfing the 80,000 that organizers had anticipated. Even tiny towns in the U.S. and around the world joined in solidarity, including people like Rose, her supportive parents, and her seriously woke dolls.