As a supporter of the Occupy movement, I was really disheartened by the video “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street,” to say the least. While interviewing some Occupy DC protestors about “Hot Chicks”, I decided I would do a response photo essay entitled “Awesome Women of Occupy Philly.” Each woman I photographed was asked permission from me to do so and provided me, in their own words, why they are a part of the Occupy movement.
In honor of what I’m most thankful for this Thanksgiving week, I’ll be sharing a few photos a day of the amazing women of Occupy Philly who are expressing their voices and their democratic rights, for the benefit of all of us. Each woman was there for a different reason, from educating about the archaic marijuana laws in our country to protesting the corporate greed that resulted in the loss of their loved ones’ jobs. Even if you (or I) don’t agree with all of their viewpoints, they are raising their voices. And that’s something to be grateful for.
Happy “Turkey Day,” Y’all!
To see all the Awesome Women of Occupy, visit the photo essay page.