If it wasn’t that far away, if flights weren’t so expensive, if only it wasn’t winter but summer (ideally: vacation time) I would go to Washington to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. In fact, all three of us – the man, the son and me – would be marchers, but the way things are we can’t make it.
At least not the way we wanted to. Fortunately, there is the PussyHat-Project (pun intended: not PussyCat but PussyHat).
The Pussyhat Project is about making a powerful visual statement at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. It’s about the hats, and also a lot more. At its core, this project is about creating a form of representation for those who cannot be there, developing connections between people who care about women’s rights, and creating a framework for community and personal agency from the local to the national level.
Local – national – inernational! In a heartbeat I joined the movement by making three hats – two knitted in bright pink and one in light pink that is crocheted. Once they were done (one per day) I attached little labels with care instructions and personal messages. Tomorrow (on my birthday) I will go to the post office. YAY! 😀
Who knows – maybe you are the one to wear one of my hats on January 21 and afterwards. Please let me know!
And if you have not done it yet: please read the movement’s Mission & Vision and join in too!
To quote Audre Lorde, the internationally recognized activist and artist who lived in Berlin for a while, who referred to herself as a “black lesbian feminist mother poet warrior”
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Now get your needles out – we need 1.17 million hats!
Thank you <3