A Plethora of Pink Pussy Hats

January 27, 2017

Perhaps it was the waves of roaring cheers rolling over the crowds for hours. Perhaps it was the thousands of clever, direct, snarky, beautiful signs denouncing bigotry, racism, bullying, and misogyny and declaring support for justice, equality, human rights, respect, and dignity.

Haudenosaunee women hold signs "Original First Ladies" at Women's March

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“Tell me what democracy looks like.
THIS is what democracy looks like.”

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Perhaps it was the hundreds of thousands* of people all around us — most of whom were remarkably good natured, even when they were unable to move forward or backward for 20, 30, or even 40 minutes at a time. Perhaps it was the feeling of solidarity that this massive worldwide collective action engendered, a spark of hope.

Or maybe it was the sea of pink knit hats, crafted with determination and sisterhood in each and every stitch — shouting, “We are here. We are strong. We will not be bullied or silenced or ignored.”

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*Estimates vary.

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One Response to “A Plethora of Pink Pussy Hats”


  1. […] Berry’s “Hearts.”  I’ve got a fair bit of pink yarn left over from my Pussy Hat projects, so I gathered two strands of pink fingering and dove […]

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