Over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, a few weeks after Trump was elected president, Krista Suh was pondering how she could register her discontent and make an impact at the Women’s March scheduled for January, 2017. In a flash of inspiration, Krista launched the Pussyhat Project to knit pink cat-eared hats to wear at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. The project went viral and thousands of hats were knitted and worn at demonstrations around the world.
The Project’s website states “”We chose this loaded word for our project because we want to reclaim the term as a means of empowerment” and “women, whether transgender or cisgender, are mistreated in this society. In order to get fair treatment, the answer is not to take away our pussies, the answer is not to deny our femaleness and femininity, the answer is to demand fair treatment. A woman’s body is her own. We are honoring this truth and standing up for our rights.” Pink may be considered a feminine color but when hundreds of thousands of protestors around the world create a “sea of pink” the color stands out for feminism, strength and determination to make the world a better place.