Women’s March on Washington

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.

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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!  😀

PussyHatProject Häkelmonster Women's March on WashingtonWho 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!

PussyHatProject Häkelmonster Women's March on Washington

Thank you  <3

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Pamela

Welches Garn hast du genommen? Bei ravelry gibt es schon eine Gruppe!
Ich gehe morgen Garn kaufen, denn pink gibt es nicht in meinem Stash….,,
Und aus Solidarität werde ich am 21.1.17 eine von den Mützen hier in Berlin tragen, und zwei oder drei schicke ich auf den Weg……