Pussyhat Co-Creator: Women’s March NYC An Opportunity To Set New Tone In Demands For Equalit

By Lauren Cook
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WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The “Pussyhat project” got its start after founder Jayna Zweiman offered to knit a hat for co-founder Krista Suh to wear to the Women’s March on Washington. The organization helps connect people interested in grass roots activism through knitting.

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The Pussyhat Project is taking its message of solidarity for women’s rights (and its signature Pussyhats) to the streets of Manhattan with the hope of creating another sea of pink at the second annual Women’s March on NYC.

Following a tumultuous year in American politics, Pussyhat Project co-creator and co-founder Jayna Zweiman, 39, said she sees this year’s marches, planned in cities and towns across the country, as an opportunity to remind the nation that feminism is not going anywhere.

“The 2017 march was at the beginning of a new time, and it was more about setting the tone: We are here and this matters,” Zweiman, who will be attending her hometown march in Los Angeles, said. “I really hope this time around in New York, it’s we are still here, our feet are planted.”

The project, which got its start after Zweiman offered to knit a hat for co-founder Krista Suh to wear to the Women’s March on Washington, helps connect people interested in grass roots activism through knitting.

To get the yarn ball rolling last year, project organizers reached out to local studios across the country and asked them to become hubs of community as well as Pussyhat collection points.

The women hoped to empower people to create roughly 1 million hats ahead of the women’s marches last year. While it’s impossible to say how many were actually created and worn, since the knitting pattern was purposely shared online for free, Zweiman said she believes they did get close to their goal.

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