In preparation for the Day of the Dead Festival in Columbus, Ohio, I made lots of bracelets! I underestimated the time it would take for me to make enough to fill a jar I had for them. The jar is next to Kaiyah in the picture below. As it turns out 222 bracelets fit in the jar without stuffing them in.
I spent 3 evenings in a row sorting and stringing beads. I didn’t have a bad time. I caught up on some of my DVR’d shows.
But the best part was spending quality time with Kitty Kaiyah!
She was so interested in what I was doing she sat next to the tray for a long time! She didn’t even swipe at the beads (that time!).
How this started for me was a friend contacting me to ask me to make this Pussy Hat that was going around on FB. The hats were being made to wear to the Women’s March that was going to be on Washington DC the day after the Presidential Inauguration. Here, in Columbus Ohio, they hosted their own Women’s March the Sunday before the Inauguration.
The Pussy Hat Project was born of two women from California that had an idea to make hats that resembled cats to wear in response to standing up to Donald Trump for Women’s Rights. It is also a way to take back the name Pussy, which is a term men use in negative reference to having sex with women, or referring to women as sex objects in general.
All women, no matter your religious affiliation, no matter your political affiliation, no matter your race should all stand together for women’s rights. It has taken us way too long to get to where we are at, and an all male, or mostly male government, should not be allowed to make laws to tell us what to do with our bodies.
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