It's going. The protest is against conventional expectations of how society and people expect women to dress. I'm sick of trying to conform and I don't even want to. So I have this sustainably made, somewhat non-confrontational blue coverall sort of thing that I would like to be my uniform of wear. My idea is to wear the same thing that works in most weathers and settings and adjust as necessary. There have been a few stumbling blocks to getting exactly where I want to be with this. I welcome anyone wanting to join me in protest, but there have been a few stumblers thus far.
1. The one-piece outfit I chose, though sustainably made and kind, is linen. This means careful wash, and hang dry...ugh...ok, but it can't really shrink. I have washed it a couple of times and it seems snug-ish every time I put it on, but it seems to get a bit better as I go.
2. I'm a bit worried about people. I know I need to get over that and I will. This is the whole reason for the protest.
3. I really can't change my size much here. Not much room for error. Linen is not stretchy and I really can't go on expanding. That means discipline. I will need to be good about not drinking too much and exercise. Ugh.
4. Hopefully this actually does work in different settings! I haven't been everywhere I might be, and I'm hoping for success here. I guess we'll see.
So those are my stumblers and my thoughts. I haven't killed the rest of my clothing collection yet. I haven't purchased my duplicate items so that I don't have to wash quite as much. I just want to make sure this is the reasonable outfit choice for the protest. I probably will have to decide if this is the right thing by this week I think. I kind of wish it was a stretchier fabric and all would be ok. Nevermind.