Behold! Refinery29's Best Photos Of The Year — All In One, Gorgeous Story

As women across the country resisted in their own ways, R29’s creative team decided to make 2017 the year of imagination and to showcase the ability art has to spark ideas and action, and to bring positivity and inspiration to people’s lives. In a year when the needs and rights of so many were being ignored and dismantled, we wanted you to feel seen and respected when you came here. This meant pushing for even more diversity and inclusivity in our coverage, as well as a commitment to putting more female photographers behind the lens. We’re happy to report that in 2017, nearly 4 out of 5 R29 shoots were executed by women.