This morning my daughter went off to school with her cards that she made for todays Day of Silence.
Day of Silence
Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I
am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth
movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people and their allies. My
deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by
harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe
that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting
these injustices. Think about the voices you are not
What are you going to do to end the silence?
Of course the fact that she was wearing MIME MAKE-UP – made it rather hilarious too.
But I do support her in this endeavor.
Apparently this is the 10th year of this 'protest' of a day of silence to support the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight students.
According to the website this "is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bullying and harassment unacceptable in schools participate in events to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment—in effect, the silencing—experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies."
It's times like this when I smile because she does these things occasionally that help me know I've at least had some influence on her. I guess dragging her off to anti-war marches at a young age, did teach her to stand up and be counted for what you believe in.
YOU GO GIRL!
Oh and I will see you all at the Java Room in Chelmsford tonight!