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I Made The "Ivanka's Shoes Suck Bigly" Sign

This week I saw my face on Trump's feed in reply to Nordstrom dropping Ivanka's brand. I had taken my sign around Washington the day after the Women's March. This was the scene.

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It all started with this.

A) this is not a great photo of me but B) I don't really care because C) I got my point across and it's aiding the fight against the hypocritical and eerily silent first daughter.

A) this is not a great photo of me but B) I don't really care because C) I got my point across and it's aiding the fight against the hypocritical and eerily silent first daughter.

It's very weird seeing your face on Trump's feed but as a "left-wing" Nordstrom shareholder I was pretty dang proud of the context.

To be honest I thought it was a one-off from @AJ...Twitter is a little confusing to me despite having had an account since it launched. Only when friends starting texting me did I realize it was on Trump's page. Anyways, here's the story of my sign in DC on January 22nd - the day after the inauguration and the march.

It all started with the idea to place the sign on monuments and buildings around Washingon D.C.

Kicking off with the Department of the Treasury building.

Kicking off with the Department of the Treasury building.

Which did not bode well with security.

After some unnecessarily intense questioning we skipped off down the street claiming it was an art project...

After some unnecessarily intense questioning we skipped off down the street claiming it was an art project...

To some trash piles on the path to the White House - aka where Ivanka's shoes belong

There was a LOT of trash between the back to back events. On the other side of the path there were...

There was a LOT of trash between the back to back events. On the other side of the path there were...

SIGNS! Some funny, some heavy, all expressive.

If the coat hanger doesn't get you, I don't know what to tell you.

If the coat hanger doesn't get you, I don't know what to tell you.

Zooming out: they went on and on and on

Again this is the day AFTER. It had rained and they were bleeding a bit. Like most of our hearts.

Again this is the day AFTER. It had rained and they were bleeding a bit. Like most of our hearts.

The White House view along the Ellipse was blocked off shortly after our encounter with the security guard at the Treasury...

The street cleaning-loader-thing is coming to clear out the signs! (Note: people were laying down more after they were cleaned up). The path you see to the right is where signs above were laid.

The street cleaning-loader-thing is coming to clear out the signs! (Note: people were laying down more after they were cleaned up). The path you see to the right is where signs above were laid.

Dumping signs into an already full dumpster. Dump dump dump dump dump.

I would have loved to speak to the guy who's job that was.

I would have loved to speak to the guy who's job that was.

"WHY DO WE HAVE A CHEETO[H] AS PRESIDENT?"

Touché. Tou-fucking-ché.

Touché. Tou-fucking-ché.

On the General Marquis de Lafayette statue.

If you squint you can see the White House through the bleachers :/ It wasn't very visible because of the huge stands and fences that were constructed for the parade.

If you squint you can see the White House through the bleachers :/ It wasn't very visible because of the huge stands and fences that were constructed for the parade.

Hey there's the White House!

It's about as clear of a shot as you could get.

It's about as clear of a shot as you could get.

Port-A-Parties

Rows and rows of dangerously full poo pots.

Rows and rows of dangerously full poo pots.

Trump recruits and their attentive mother. I mean the Washington Monument.

I hope they had a riveting time.

I hope they had a riveting time.

The infamous Lawn Coverings!

Remember all that talk about lawn coverings throwing off the crowd count!? I bet they're enjoying retirement on an island somewhere.

Remember all that talk about lawn coverings throwing off the crowd count!? I bet they're enjoying retirement on an island somewhere.

The Reflection Pool

And the Lincoln Memorial because you weren't allowed to bring signs up.

And the Lincoln Memorial because you weren't allowed to bring signs up.

YOU CAN BAN MY SIGN BUT YOU CAN'T CENSOR MY BODY.

Sharpies ftw.

Sharpies ftw.

My poncho helped keep the signage alive in the rain.

But my feet did not fare so well.

But my feet did not fare so well.

Home Sweet Home

Now my Ivanka sign sits in my living room patiently awaiting the next protest or being frame as a constant reminder to fight the Trump regime. Or to simply speak up instead of being a not-so-innocent bystander. Or to fight for rights for all mother's instead of a select few. Or to buy quality shoes that don't rip off other designers. Just, ya know, to start.

Now my Ivanka sign sits in my living room patiently awaiting the next protest or being frame as a constant reminder to fight the Trump regime. Or to simply speak up instead of being a not-so-innocent bystander. Or to fight for rights for all mother's instead of a select few. Or to buy quality shoes that don't rip off other designers. Just, ya know, to start.

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