These are the famous women and men who joined #WomensMarch 2017

Gina Rodriguez (image from her personal Twitter)

Gina Rodriguez (image from her personal Twitter)

On the 21st of January, Women's Marches across the world saw thousands take to the streets against Trump, against the rise of the far right, brought together by a shared fight for women's rights and futures. The March is London is believed to have been 100,000 protestors strong, and the Washington March had an estimated turnout of over 2 million. That's not counting marches in L.A, Paris, Berlin, Auckland, Dublin, Barcelona - just about every major city in the world was today faced with a thousands-strong protest led by women.

The marches have had their flaws; the rhetoric has been dominated by phrases like 'My pussy grabs back' (this heavy focus on vaginas can be exclusionary of trans women) and there's been little attention paid to causes that affect women of colour, like Trump's Islamophobia & the racial profiling of black Americans by police. On these fronts some of the marches have failed, though they seem to have motivated a huge number of newbie feminists to become more active in the feminist movement - perhaps this will be the beginning of bigger and better direct action. It certainly provides some comfort that the anti-Trump, pro-women movement has such mass mainstream support. On top of the many thousands of women that showed up, a few famous women turned out to protest too. These are just a few of the bunch!

Ariana Grande (actress and singer) and Elizabeth Gillies (actress)

Ariana Grande (actress and singer) and Elizabeth Gillies (actress)

Ariana Grande with her Nonna

Ariana Grande with her Nonna

Melissa Benoist (actress, currently on screen as Supergirl in the eponymous television show) 

Melissa Benoist (actress, currently on screen as Supergirl in the eponymous television show) 

Willow Smith (actress, singer, and activist)  

Willow Smith (actress, singer, and activist)  

Sir Ian McKellen (actor and LGBT rights activist)  

Sir Ian McKellen (actor and LGBT rights activist)  

Gillian Anderson (actress and activist, best known as Dana Scully in The X-Files)  

Gillian Anderson (actress and activist, best known as Dana Scully in The X-Files)  

America Ferrera (actress and activist)

America Ferrera (actress and activist)

Alicia Keys (musician) and Janelle Monae (musician and actress) - (image by Kevin Mazur)

Alicia Keys (musician) and Janelle Monae (musician and actress) - (image by Kevin Mazur)

Cher (do I even need to explain) 

Cher (do I even need to explain) 

Bonnie Wright (actress, best known as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series)

Bonnie Wright (actress, best known as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series)

Zendaya (actress and activist) 

Zendaya (actress and activist) 

Lin Manuel-Miranda (playwright, singer, and activist) 

Lin Manuel-Miranda (playwright, singer, and activist) 

Mandy Moore (actress) and Jane Fonda (actress) 

Mandy Moore (actress) and Jane Fonda (actress) 

All images found on celebrities' personal social media unless otherwise stated.

Words by Sophie Jackson