Okay. So you want to participate, but for one reason or another, you can’t wear all white on April 2nd. Maybe you work outside. Maybe you work somewhere with a dress code. Maybe you simply don’t own a stitch of white clothing.
Worry not! We have some fantastic suggestions for how you can still take a stand.
Wear a white ribbon. Pinned to your jacket, your shirt, your bag, or tied in your hair, a ribbon is a great way to make a statement. Ribbons are a conventional way to show support for a cause, and since people will recognize that, they’re sure to ask you what you’re wearing one for.
Wear a white armband. A little bolder, and definitely in the protest vein. Take any scrap of white fabric — a bandana, a scarf, — and tie it around your upper arm. It will definitely get attention and help you start conversations.
Wear a white T-Shirt, and, if possible, get our logo or a pro-woman quote on it. Our facebook community page has some great downloadable iron-on decals, if you’d like a DIY. Several of those are even multi-purpose, with fantastic feminist quotes on them, so it could be your go-to protest shirt!
This one came from Facebook: Paint your fingernails, or a single fingernail, white. White is a highly unusual color for fingernails — we generally only see it on French tips. For that reason, it’s a good but subtler way to get noticed and to show your support.
This also came from Facebook: Wear a yellow rose. Like the color white, yellow roses were also a symbol of the original suffragist movement. Connect yourself to your past and honor the ladies (and their male allies) who got us this far. (Personally, I will probably be doing this in addition to wearing all white — but then, I love roses!).
Those are just a few suggestions — We would love to see more! Let us know if you have any fantastic ideas for how to take a stand on April 2nd.