Warning: This piece contains nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments.
On July 17, 2016, on the day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, 100 brave women ― Democrats and Republicans ― posed nude to celebrate their bodies and protest the hateful rhetoric spewed by Donald Trump’s campaign. The massive photo shoot was organized by photographer Spencer Tunick and his wife, artist Kristin Bowler.
Talk about true heroes.
If you were not one of those 100 women, but are nonetheless interested in the individuals who took part in the demonstration and their reasons for doing so, you can go behind the scenes of the triumphant day with this newly released documentary by filmmaker Joshua Louis Simon.
Needless to say, Trump’s disrespect and disdain toward women has only become more apparent in recent days. In the words of participant Jennifer Dienes, who traditionally votes Republican: “Sometimes you just have to stand up for what’s right. I’m proud of what I did.”
Click here to see how women are fighting back against misogyny and intolerance with beauty, light and a whole lot of woman power.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.