Today in AWESOME: A coalition of L.A.-based knitters have launched an initiative called The Pussyhat Project with the goal of making 1.17 MILLION bright pink, cat-eared (“pussy”) hats to protest Trump’s inauguration! The hats will be given to women and allies to wear at the Women’s March on Washington, as well as to folks who can’t make it to D.C. on Inauguration Day who want to demonstrate solidarity.
Why pink hats? Project creators want to “make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard” by creating a “sea of pink, showing that we stand together, united.” The choice of pink was deliberate, as explained in the Pussy Project ‘zine: Pink is considered a very female color representing caring, compassion, and love—all qualities that have been derided as weak but are actually STRONG. Wearing pink together is a powerful statement that we are unapologetically feminine and we unapologetically stand for women’s rights.
Want to get involved? If you knit, consider making a few hats for the cause (pattern included in the 'zine)! You can give a hat to a marcher, drop off a few at a designated drop-off site (locations TBA), or mail ‘em to The Pussyhat Project, 12033 Lake Newport Rd., Reston, VA 20194.
Don’t knit? No problem! Help out by sharing the Pussyhat ‘zine or website on social media, use the #PussyHat hashtag, like the page on Facebook, and follow on Instagram. If you’re attending the march and/or want to wear a hat on Inauguration Day to show solidarity, you can grab one at a drop site or a TBA D.C. location the week of the march. Check out the graphic below for more ideas:
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