Parent Conversation Guides

Fashion as Political Statement

Fashion as Political Statement

The intention of these conversation starters is to help your child recognize political statements being made with fashion. Perhaps they have participated in a march already – or have worn a cap or a pin supporting a candidate or a cause. These are powerful expressions of belonging – publicly sharing their ideas and commitments. It is also a vehicle for standing apart and expressing individuality. Art in real life – on the edge.

  • In 2018, millions of people marched in Washington and in cities all across the country and around the world. They were protesting – coming together to voice their concerns about women’s rights and other causes. Many wore pink hats as a signifier of what they believed.
  • Would the march have been as effective without the hats?
  • Many people wear pins to express their preference for particular political candidates. Do you think people should wear their campaign pins to work? Do you think it makes a difference if someone’s boss wears one?