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Women storm the capitol

Drawing from the ground, SASHALYNILLO captures the raw energy of the Women's March on Washington.

SASHALYNILLO
23 January 2017
 SASHALYNILLO

Approximately four million people marched around the United States the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration on Saturday, January 21st, 2016. More than 590,000 were in Washington DC, having travelled across the world to make their voices heard at the very centre of American power. SASHALYNILLO, a Latin American visual artist, was one of them, having travelled from her home in the Bronx, NY, to draw the march from the ground. 

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SASHALYNILLO is a Latin American visual artist from the Bronx, NY, known for her illustrations, gallery paintings and street art. Her art has been displayed at Amber Rose’s SlutWalk Art Gallery Show in Los Angeles, the First Election Presidential Debate at Hofstra University and The White House SXSW Festival, and she has been accepted in the Reportager Award 2015 Exhibition in the United Kingdom.



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