Revolution is not a one time event

Author and feminist Audre Lorde once reminded us:

“Revolution is not a one time event.”



As a storyteller, I’ve found it increasingly important to document the ways that folks are healing and resisting, especially on the heels of turbulent times. The following is a compilation of photos I’ve taken over the last two years at protests in Seattle and New York City, with a special focus on the women and femmes of color who continue to show up and show themselves.

Atoosa Moinzadeh is a freelance journalist and photographer from Seattle, now based in Brooklyn.




Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

31. May 2017 at 17:23

The raw emotion of the people in the pictures is truly astounding. I love seeing people unite like this for a cause they believe in!

1. June 2017 at 12:39

I’ve never been to this form of event. Unity is strength.

1. June 2017 at 13:15

Your photos tell a story that needs to be told each day. I really appreciate that. People need daily reminders and need to take daily action in order for change to actually happen.

1. June 2017 at 13:19

Love your photos. I want to start getting more involved in community action. Photos are a great way to document them and to keep the discussion going.

1. June 2017 at 15:00

These photos are so powerful! Kudos to you for standing up for our rights in a very real way!

2. June 2017 at 4:45

I’ve always admired people that stood up for a cause, what they believe in. They how changes are made. The images are powerful

2. June 2017 at 5:21

Revolution takes TIME! I think that people who aren’t involved don’t really understand the journey that one has to go on to have change come about. Especially when you’re fighting something that seems to have no type of weakness, but is bad for everything that it comes across.

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2. June 2017 at 8:32

These are pictures of hope, determination, action, and change. Great memories of the fight.

Mimi Green
2. June 2017 at 14:04

This is a much needed story. Black women shoulder the burden of the world. Yet we are treated less than. Great story telling.

Elle (CleverlyChanging)
2. June 2017 at 14:20

Now is the time for triumph, victory, and embracing a warrior spirit. In the past, our ancestors survived much worse. We will overcome.

2. June 2017 at 18:28

These are some very awesome pictures. It speaks and shows unity. Very powerful. Thanks for sharing.

5. June 2017 at 11:06

So true! Revolution is a life style.

7. June 2017 at 9:14

Those pictures are awesome.

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