If You Can’t Go to the Women’s March on Washington, You Can Still Be Involved in These Ways
The Women’s March on Washington promises to be a demonstration of historic importance and proportion, with over 200,000 expected to attend and over a million more participating in hundreds of satellite marches around the world. Their message to incoming President Donald Trump is clear: “The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.” Hear, hear.
The significance of the March is so wide-reaching that some non-Americans — people whose health care or homes are not under immediate threat by the incoming administration — will make the trek to march too. But even if it’s not possible for you to be in Washington, there are ways to show your support and lend your voice. Here are a few ways to be involved.
Join Sister Marches. The number of sister marches happening around the world in solidarity is growing by the minute, but as of the time of writing, over 600 are planned with over one million people planning to attend. Find the one nearest you on their website, and, if you’re feeling particularly inspired, host your own if there isn’t one nearby.
Wear your support. Proceeds from the Women’s March t-shirts, tote bags, beanies and more are being used to cover travel costs for those attending the march with financial need. Plus, these items are badass on their own and will make a statement year round.
Donate or volunteer to relevant causes. The March itself is raising money to cover logistics, but organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are also relevant as we stare down a Trump presidency — and more in need than ever if you have the means to donate.
Participate remotely, and for free. If you can’t attend and donating funds isn’t an option, voice your support with encouraging words and photos (maybe one where you’re wearing your pussy hat?!) on social media with the hashtag #WhyIMarch.
Are you planning on supporting the Women’s March on Washington, and if so, how? Let us know over @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Spencer Platt/Getty )
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)