A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights.

Huge crowds converge on flagship Washington march.

Hundreds of thousands at Los Angeles march alone

Did you march? Tell us why.

See the marches around the world.

Who started the march? One woman

 (Meredith Blake/Los Angeles Times)
(Meredith Blake/Los Angeles Times)

She only had three minutes on stage Saturday to address the hundreds of thousands who lined the Mall in Washington but it was enough to leave Teresa Shook ecstatic.

"I'm overwhelmed with joy. A negative has been turned into a positive. All these people coming together to unite to try and make a difference. That's what we're going to be doing for the next four years. I see it's really going to happen."

The Women's March on Washington all started with a Facebook invite. And Shook, a resident of Hawaii who goes by "Maui cooper slim" online, is the women who started it all with the click of a button.

Frustrated by the 2016 election results, Shook invited 40 of her friends to a March on Washington. When she awoke the next morning 10,000 additional names had joined the group and there were 10,000 interested in coming.

Did Shook foresee this all culminating in Saturday's march? "I hoped but no," Shook said. "That night I just did it because it made me feel better in the moment. I hoped that people would get on board."

With a D.C. crowd estimated at 500,000 and more than 600 marches around the country, clearly they did.

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