The inauguration is happening as I write. As I mentioned earlier this week, I won’t disrespect the office, but I will honor my responsibility to stand ready to battle for what is right.
Tomorrow is the Women’s March on Washington and smaller marches across the nation will also take place. I was planning to participate in the Nashville march, but as it often does, life happened and the Hawkinses will be making a daytrip North.
I want so bad to be part of this historic event, so I’m knitting. Yep, my contribution to this effort will be in the form of pussyhats. The p-word is my least favorite word– I hate it, but I love that this project has forced me to examine my hostility.
Quite simply, my experience has seen men use the word to exert power by placing a value on our genitalia through hateful context and inflections dripping with disgust.
So, I knit. Because I love being a woman and because I can.