In the past two years, our political structures have given rise to an unprecedented number of social upheaval and protests that are taking place across the globe. From war zones to street rallies and sports stadiums and award shows, protests for numerous causes have gained universal recognition. The 2017 Women’s March drew approximately 5 million participants worldwide. Two million protestors partook in the March for our Lives rallies across the United States, hundreds of thousands of which were students. This pro-gun control rally was one of the largest expressions of popular opposition in the modern era.
In addition, there have been protests about immigration, scientific advancement, gender equality, climate change, police brutality, looming dictatorships, #MeToo and #TimesUp, the list goes on. While each cause may be different, we all yearn for common things: justice, equality, and perhaps most importantly – peace. In this exclusive editorial for Schön!, photographer Arale Reartes and producer Sheri Chiu capture real activists who share their stories