Day of Silence

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

hearing today.

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.


Oh and I will see you all at the Java Room in Chelmsford tonight!


One response to “Day of Silence

  1. She did of course break the vow of silence today to explain it to the rest of the chorus, who all agreed that “silent protest” isn’t necessary in the music room because it’s the “safest place in the whole school”.

    Today, your DD, who may make us cuckoo from time to time, validated my whole career choice. She may be a pest, but she also kicks ass. 🙂

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