I've been pretty upset about our political reality since the election, but last weekend was particularly bad. When I returned home from the march I felt a need to work with my hands so I started working on a few political brooches. My girls each wore one to school and really connected with other kids and even some teachers over the marches. One girl even asked if she could have one (which she will get!). I also ordered some pink yarn to start making pussyhats. One of my daughters wore one during the march, but my other daughter voiced an interest in having one as well.
With Trump acting more like a dictator than a president, working quickly in an attempt to eliminate essential democratic institutions, like the free press, it is important for masses of people to continue to act politically to resist his agenda. Voting and marching are not enough. It is important to put pressure on local, state and national representatives to use their power to uphold democratic values and frustrate Trump's agenda and to donate what we can to free media (such as NPR) to ensure that accurate information continues to be available to everyone.