A March for Feminist Signs and Shirts


Despite the recent controversy surrounding the "presidents" of the Women's March, I decided to attend the event in San Francisco to join and support my fellow sisters in their quest to be regarded as equal or at least get some air time with their creative and clever signage.

   

   


On Friday, I attended my first Wing event entitled "Keeping it Intersectional: Signmaking for Women's March."  I unfortunately suffered crippling anxiety about an original, clever, and funny saying to put on my sign and ended up not writing anything.  I literally scrolled through instagram and looked up several song lyrics the entire time of the event with a blank poster board in front of me.  Needless to say I was not prepared for this event.

I did, however, if I do say so myself, make up for the sign with this absolute LEWK.



I bought this Nasty Woman tee shortly after the 2016 election with Samantha Bee was selling them through Omaze to support Planned Parenthood. I saw a lot of people with this shirt on at the March.

I paired it with my striking power blue J. Crew coat, light wash Jamie jeans from Topshop, my new red white and blue Nike Cortez shoes, my red heart glasses from Amazon, and some red lipstick to top it all off.

I felt like a feminist superhero, and I like to imagine myself as being one.

I didn't stay long for the March, but I did stay long enough to hear both SF Mayor London Breed and Representative Barbara Lee speak.  I love Mayor Breed, having just seen her at the Kamala Harris event, but Rep. Lee's speech left me with a more lasting quote.  She was, in fairness, quoting Shirley Chisholm, but I would attribute it to her as well.

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."

I will keep that in mind whenever I'm feeling like I don't belong somewhere, and remember all the people I will be helping get a seat at the table the more tables I approach where I don't necessarily feel welcome. That's what the Women's March is about. Getting us all seats at the table and making sure we are allowed to speak up about things that directly affect us.

Stay woke.

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