Why I'm joining the Women's March in Canada

From Kelowna, B.C. to Fredericton, N.B., 26 inauguration-weekend protests will take place north of the border. Here, Canadians share the many reasons they're participating.

The Women’s March on Washington couldn’t have picked a better starting point: the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street West. This Saturday, at least 200,000 people will come together in front of the Capitol in D.C. to champion human rights, dignity and justice. And 616 sister marches — including 26 in Canada — are expected to draw as many as 1.3 million people in cities all over the world. Chatelaine’s sister publication, Flare, asked women participating in the demonstrations across Canada, as well as in Washington, DC, to share the many reasons they’re marching. These are their stories.