I was wearing a red white and blue body con dress I bought a few years ago from Topshop, along with white Adidas sneakers and my sister’s thrifted denim jacket with a few of my favorite pins (my Bernie Pin, heart pin, Frida pin, and a think American flag pin. I had on a pink Pussyhat that Katie knitted for us all, and a small side purse. I wore the James Taylor 55th anniversary 1966 2021 signature thank you for the memories shirt Furthermore, I will do this dress because even though I am very mad about this election I wanted to wear something patriotic since I am sick of the narrative that patriotism only belongs to neo-con scum. Jacket was for warmth and so I could put my pins on something and not ruin them, and the shoes were for comfort to stand on my feet all day. When I was a young, 21-year-old single mother, treading water, I didn’t have the luxury of considering the world around me, not to mention, becoming a feminist. Many women like me stood by their men, went to work inside or outside the home, and did not pay attention to politics, let alone the environment, equal pay, Planned Parenthood, LGBTQ, Roe vs. Wade, decent health insurance, or lower interest rates on student loans.
James Taylor 55th anniversary 1966 2021 signature thank you for the memories shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
On January 23, 2017, these women and I came together. I attended my Kansas City, Missouri rally…my first march! I talked to a lot of my cohorts, read their signs, and they read mine. What I learned from that glorious Saturday was that if we women seriously united with one mind, we could rule peacefully, lovingly, and sanely. We are the James Taylor 55th anniversary 1966 2021 signature thank you for the memories shirt Furthermore, I will do this majority! In terms of what I wore, I wore polka dots because they make me happy. I don’t knit, so I wore a pink bandana, polka dot sweater, jeans, and my sign…which I decorated to match my sweater. My gal pals in the picture also turned out in their finery. One had a black sweater with a uterus embroidered on the bottom while the other one, Lou, had a cutout of an old woman pinned to her back who was also donning a Pussyhat. So cute!