13 of the Best 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' Art Pieces & Illustrations

Elizabeth Warren was silenced during a Senate debate on Tuesday for quoting a 1986 Coretta King Smith letter, in order to oppose Jeff Sessions and his nomination for U.S. Attorney General. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader who silenced Warren, said, "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

An entire movement has started from this quote, which is unsurprising—to the Internet, his words pretty much sounded like a feminist rallying cry. Plus, never understimate the power of a hashtag. Clothes, merch and memes aren't the only things to come out of this. Empowering art and illustrations have emerged all over social media, and these inspiring illustrations bring yet another reason why the future is female. Resist and persist, collegiettes!



It's not up for debate: we will persist; we will resist. Are you with us? #WhyIResist (Artwork by @courtneymprivett)

A photo posted by Women's March (@womensmarch) on




A cartoon by @tbtoro. See more on @newyorkercartoons. #TNYcartoons

A photo posted by The New Yorker (@newyorkermag) on





Tag a strong woman in your life #shepersisted #nothingisordinary

A photo posted by KIM GALLAGHER (@galladoodle) on





Still fighting through the flu, but my fever broke and I was feeling a little crafty so I made this.  . . . . . . . . (Watercolor and pastels on foam board with collaged searched images and newspaper photographs from @nytimes and @washingtonpost ) . The women pictured are just some of my personal inspirations to persist. If you are unfamiliar with them, or their work I highly suggest you spend some time getting to know these gals. From top left: Gloria Steinem, Alice Paul, Angela Davis, Nina Simone, Elizabeth Warren, Ada Lovelace, Rosa Parks, Misty Copeland, Dorothy Height, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Simone de Beauvoir, Bella Abzug, Emmeline Pankhurst. . . . . #neverthelessshepersisted #resist #whyiresist #womensrights #inspiration #wcw #intersectionalfeminism

A photo posted by Alexandria (@its_zandria) on




This quote is applicable to many things, including birth. #persist #birth #women #momtobe #pregnancy #wsnc #yeswedoula

A photo posted by Piedmont Doulas (@piedmontdoulas) on



strong women do who's with me? #shepersisted #equality #elizabethwarren #dsinspire

A photo posted by Sarah Richardson (@sarahscript) on



I need some fresh sharpies

A photo posted by b e c a u s e k a r e n (@icecreamsomeday) on


Nicole Hui is an Editorial Intern for Her Campus and Campus Chapter Team Member. She is a junior Media Studies student minoring in Commerce and a Gamma Phi Beta at the University of British Columbia. When she's not searching for the next wave to surf or story to cover, she can be found travelling, exploring the great outdoors, eating popcorn, or capturing the world around her, through writing and photography. After graduation, she aspires to work for an online publication or magazine. Follow her adventures on Instagram @nicolehuui.

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