Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Showing my politics

Wendy here. Calliope, over at Erstellen Mutterschaft blog hosts a weekly photo theme. This is a way for all us pregnant or trying-to-conceive bloggers to get to know one another better and get our heads ever-so-briefly out of baby land.

I thought I would play along.

This week's theme is: Show me your politics.
"How have you tried to change the world? Let's see photos of rallies, marches, sit-ins, boycotts. It doesn't have to be politics in the traditional sense. Just something that shows how you got involved."

Here is a picture of me at a peace/anti-war rally in the Fall of 2002 in my hometown of Knoxville, TN. I'm holding a "Peace is Patriotic" sign. A group of us were outside a building where President Bush was speaking and fundraising for some "Young Republicans" group. I remember that I was nervous but happy that day. All these young Republicans, both men and women, had to walk by the protesters to get into the building. They looked uncomfortable in their suits and heels and scared that the "liberals" were going to spit on them or something.

We protesters laughed and smiled a lot that day. We were serious about not wanting our country to go to war yet we had a good time while holding our signs.


1 comment:

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

You go girl!! I love the activism...especially for such a worthy cause. :)