Weekend Activism

22 Nov
Me at the protest
{Faux Fur Vest: Betsey Johnson via Century 21; Faux Leather Jacket: Target; Faux Silk Tunic: H&M (thrifted); Pants: H&M (thrifted); Boots: MIA via After6; Sunglasses: stoop sale find; Camera Bag: THEIT}

This past Saturday I attended my first ever protest.  I must say it felt pretty damn good.  As I mentioned in my previous post, putting an end to the use of fur in clothing and accessories is very near and dear to me, so it felt really great to get out in public to get the message out there as to just how unnecessary and cruel it is.

The protest location was in front of the Intermix location in Soho, which had a TON of foot traffic.  At first, I was a bit apprehensive protesting in NYC assuming New Yorkers would be pretty aggressive and angry about it.  It was actually quite the opposite.  Most people passing by thanked us for being out there and doing what we were doing.  I also found it funny most women walking by wearing anything looking like fur were quick to point out that it was “faux”.

Since it was a protest for a high end fashion boutique, I knew how important it was to dress to impress in efforts to show the women who shop at Intermix that there are fashionable alternatives to both fur and leather.  While out there, I had quite a few requests from tourists and locals to pose for pictures, which I gladly did as long as I could hold my sign.  I figured the more people who see the message, the better.

Thanks to all the other protesters for coming out that day as well as for sharing their photos.  I had actually brought my DSLR to document the day and realized after I got there that I left my camera battery at home.  Doh!

The protest organizers are planning another protest in front of the same Intermix on December 3rd from 12-2pm.  I’m planning on being there so if you can make it, come on out it would be great to have your support.

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Tell # Intermix to stop selling fur!!!

#intermix Anti Fur Protest, @sweetsereniteee

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

#Intermix Anti Fur Protest

Protesters at #intermix  anti fur protest

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

Intermix Anti-Fur Protest 11/19/11

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3 Responses to “Weekend Activism”

  1. hoops and such November 22, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Well done. I love the dog posing with your sign!

  2. typefashion November 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Good Job ! Actually doing than just talking about it is so commendable !

    xo

    http://www.typefashion.wordpress.com

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