So after the women's march, I was bummed that I could not wear my pink hat everywhere I went! It felt like taking off a badge of honor and that I was now unidentifiable to the community that we had all just built together! I didn't want the electricity and the emotion to fade away as we all went home and stashed away our signs ( Lord knows we are going to need them again very soon!) I didn't want my own efforts and emotions to get lost in my own busy day to day. I wanted, no... I need to stay tethered to this movement!
I have never been one to shy away from being a little bit " out there." My ma calls me a "weirdo magnet," which I am sure is said with great love and a little bit of head-shaking confusion. So I went and bleached a large strip of my naturally dark brown hair and made it as white as I could ( without my hair snapping off!) And I filled in this new white spot with a shade I like to call "pussyhat pink!" Now, I bare on my person a physical commitment and reminder of my own ideals and the ideals of all the women an men who have banded together in opposition to 45 and all those who support an agenda or inequality, hatred and division.
For me, pink is a color of strengthen and femininity. For me it represents the power of women. Cis women, lesbian women, trans-women, women of color, able-bodied women, differently abled women, women who speak any language around the world, women who cannot speak at all, women who wear hijabs, women who wear bikinis, you get my point? ALL WOMEN. And not only women, but the men who support us. The men who believe in equal rights, equal pay, and who respect all the majesty, love and power that women hold. I believe in us and I believe in PINK!
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