This story first aired on 25th Hour on March 14, 2018

Produced by Nadine Yousif, Selene Tan, and Hadiah Sakurai

Early this year, the city of Ottawa came together in solidarity to march for the rights of all minorities for the second time. The Women’s March Ottawa drew in thousands of people, even more than the previous year. Yet, behind this huge movement is the four women organizers. This is the story of how they came together, creating a sisterhood and an experience that has changed their lives.

Music: A Gentle Passing, composed by Enrico Altavilla, provided by

Special thanks to Miguel St-Amour, Aaron Hemens, and Caitlin Salvino for photos, Amelie Matte for video footage, and the co-founders of Women’s March Ottawa.