Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy International Women's Day

Radiant! Codepink co-founder Jodie Evans with Congresswoman Donna Evans celebrating International Women's Day.

Here Jodie is a BOW$H muse inspiring me with her apron and war pie at the Iraq anniversary protest in DC last March. She's holding an FY09 version with "only" 51% going to military of fed budget (57% for FY11).

I have since embraced the apron as a utilitarian garment with a loooooong tradition of use by women. It is full of deep pockets for flyers, phones and cameras. It makes any outfit instantly pink. And, well, it goes with the pies.

Students leading: "Ain't no power like the power of the people, cause the potp don't stop! Say what?"
Boston Public Garden, March 5, 2011

I put on my apron and I went to the bridge to celebrate International Women's Day. There, our pink energy lifted us up above the dreary soiled snows and meltage of March. Women rising up, radiant, together, to bring our war $$ home where they belong.
Pinkster Pat Taub and I have worn a few aprons together this year. FY10 pie here in Wash DC last October.

Did you know Codepink published a great cookbook with recipes for how to make peace, pies, and community among women? You can check it out here. Power to the peaceful!

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