The global protests that made up the Women's March on Washington last Saturday has both led to a renewed activist fervor and criticism of how and when it chose to manifest. Charlotte Day Wilson released her song "Work" last year, and the Fantavious Fritz-directed clip was likely finished before the Women's March was even announced. But watching the clip, a single shot of an escalator populated by women and queer folks of all kinds, it's easy to feel inspired after last weekend. In an ideal revolution, activists will routinely engage with causes that don't affect them personally, and the video gives a heartening glimpse of what a moment in that uprising could look like.
"I really wanted to use shooting the video as an opportunity to organize an afternoon of camaraderie with an amazing group of women, genderqueer and trans folks from my community in Toronto," Wilson, who identifies as queer, told NPR. Watch the video for "Work" above and read our interview with Charlotte Day Wilson here.