The following is a story that I have been working on for the past 10 weeks for my magazine reporting class. Enjoy!
January 21, 2017 was an unusually warm, bright, sunny day in Chicago. The air felt a little bit fresher, the grass a little greener, and the people a little bit cheerier. An abnormal amount of people seemed to be out and about at 9 a.m., flooding out of the train onto the L platforms with handmade posters, pink attire and cheerful grins. Helicopters monitored the chaos from skies above, weaving in and out of skyscrapers to capture the footage of the astonishingly large group of people flooding the streets. Multicolored signs decorated the clear blue sky with phrases like “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Human Rights” and “Our rights aren’t up for grabs.” Chicagoans who weren’t lucky enough to get the day off of work looked down from office cubicles in skyscrapers, cheering the marchers on as if they were witnessing a miracle unfold right in front of their eyes. January 21 was an unusual Saturday for many people around the world, for they most likely woke up that morning with no idea that they were on the brink of making history.