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21, it was the largest protest ever assembled on a single day in modern history," said Glamour magazine editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. "But it's not a sure thing that women get included in the history books, so we decided we did not want to leave anything to chance and we wanted to write the history book ourselves. That is what Together We Rise is." (Proceeds from the book sales go to four feminist-minded organizations.) The event was the latest instance of the Hollywood and fashion industries rallying around the feminist cause, following on the heels of the all-black dress code on the red carpet at the Golden Globes that brought attention to the Time's Up movement for gender equality. Although there wasn't much shopping going on (the space was too packed!), Comey said it was a no-brainer to host the event at her store. She has also had an organic relationship with the Women's March since the beginning. After one of the founders reached out to ask if Comey would dress her in 2017, the New York-based designer did that and more: She ended up rallying nearly 60 other fashion businesses to promote the march on social media and help charter buses to the DC march. What was great about Wednesday night's event was that the march organizers were as much the stars as those of the Hollywood variety. Several women took the mic to speak, including Flicker, who praised the book as a guide to intersectional activism, and Mendoza, who looked forward to the midterm elections, saying, "Where this movement takes us next is to the power of the polls," while also being sure to name check the many march organizers from near and far in the room. "I organized the Antarctica march," chimed in Linda Zunas, as the crowd exploded in applause. The Oakland, California, wine industry professional turned activist is featured on page 66 of the book, for organizing a tiny but mighty march among the glaciers while she was traveling there in 2017.
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The designer will share their stories about why they are marching, or support the march, across her social media base of two million. Still stalwart about buy now, Minkoff said, “It will all be buy now. Every profile will have a grid that you can click into to see what the woman is wearing. And it’s all available to purchase.” Minkoff first connected with Women’s March leaders last year, when they asked if she might provide them with an unofficial uniform. She eagerly obliged with a crossbody bag, a charging tassel and boots. Looking to amplify women’s empowerment, she suggested profiling them on her site and this time they gladly returned the favor. The full RM Superwomen profiles go live Thursday and will get even more play Saturday and Sunday, when women across America take to the streets again. Minkoff said she started hosting Superwomen dinners two years ago “to get women together to celebrate other women.” That lead to a digital presence “to get customers and the community involved,” and in-store fireside chats where Minkoff interviewed female entrepreneurs. With the Facebook group RM Superwomen up-and-running as well as an Instagram account, Minkoff aims to “tell the story as long as possible of women who are making great change for the better.” She said, “At the end of the day, our brand is here to inspire women to lead a more fearless life.
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