Sunday, January 22, 2017

Seattle Women's March: Signs, signs as far as the eye can see

Many of my friends started the march at Judkins Park, and as a testament to the overwhelming number of protestors, they spent hours standing, waiting for the mass of humanity, in its hope and beauty, to move.

Having missed the early ferry, I waited for my friends on the outskirts of Chinatown. As the river of determined yet joyous people marched past, as the skies cleared of clouds and the sun warmed us for the first time in what felt like years, I realized I didn't know what to do with myself.

As fighters from less technologically advanced times know as well, banners and flags allow groups to keep track of each other in crowds. In this fight, the signs served no less utility. But more than that, a considerable amount of time, thought, and humor went into these thoughtful, humorous, gorgeous signs.

So I started writing down the signs that I saw. Also, below, are some other signs of note.

 -We need a leader not a tweeter
-Love is love
-We go high
-Deflower the patriarchy
-Hate never made us great
-Power to the people
-Love conquers all
-Fascism is not to be debated, it is to be smashed
-Protect our Mother Earth
-Your silence will not protect you
-You can't comb over misogyny
FFS, Seattle, we get it, Go Hawks
 -Putin's puppet is not my president
-You. Me. Us.
-Men of quality don't fear equality
-Trump has hamster hands
-Unfit to lead
-Bitches get shit done
-Hear me roar
-Think outside my box
-Omg GOP wtf?
-Hindsight 2020
-They're called Nazis
-Immigrants make America great
-It's OK to feel things
-Fake president. sad.
-Carrie Fisher sent us

-Keep your tiny hands off our rights
-Pussy power
-We are better than this
-I march for my mother who marched for me
-Trump is darkness we are light
-Black lives matter
-Bridges not walls
-Women's rights are human rights
-God loves everybody
-Mr president hear our voices too
-This sign is too small to write all the things you are wrong about
-Release the tax returns now
-There is no planet b
-You are not powerless
I'm particularly fond of this sign, as it was made by my good friend Pastor Cris. She screenprinted a ton of these and handed them out to anybody who wanted one. When I saw this woman, Jan, with this sign, I ran back to take a photo for Cris, who was thrilled to see her work out in circulation. I also liked Jan for the other sign she carried, which said: "I smoke marijuana and I am a good person."
-Trump hates tacos
-Another man for peace
-Tiny hands off my body
-You work for us now
-Putins little pony
-Save America punch a nazi
-I fight for my community
-Reject the gender binary
-I'm a slow walker but I never walk back
-Trump is the anti-Christ

-I'm very upset
-Save the earth from Trump
-Rebellions are built on hope
-You matter
-Don't silence the science
-We all belong here we will defend you
-Don't bully my body
-Love is the way
-Don't twitter away our feedings
-Even his tweets are tiny
-Show us your tax returns 

-Can't believe we still have to protest this shit
-Can't build a wall with hands so small
-Make America smart again
-Fascism is unAmerican
-Stop fretting and start fighting
-We will not be quiet in this dark hour
-We're created equal (person in wheelchair held this sign)
-Resistance is fertile
-Love wins
-I'm so angry I made this sign
-This is what democracy looks like
-Nasty woman
-This pussy's got teeth

-Claws out ready to pounce
-Abort unwanted presidents
-Fight the alt right
-Dykes for peace
-We shall overcome
-Dump trump
-No galaxy bigly enough for your ego
-Girl Scouts against trump
-Girls just want to have fun-damental rights
-Orange is the new black
-Wake up sheeple
-He is not my Russian
-Liberty and justice for all
-Cut off the chains of hate
-We are one #stopshootingoursons
 -Normalize dissent
-Grab patriots by the balls
-Stay nasty
-This is not normal
-Lock him up
-Today is just our warm up
-Fascism needs scapegoats
-No rest until all are treated like white guys
-Please be nice
-I'm not ovary acting
*My mom didn't march, but if she had, she might have carried a sign that said: "At least fix your hair."

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years Resolutionaries

It's Here are my New Years resolutions for a better productive year newly!!!!
1- try new drugs
2-have sex with a cop

3- ???

4-cowboy poetry

5 -become a vegan and tell nobody, then quit and tell everyone