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These costumes are scary good.

Posted by Ryan Morgan on October 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Day in, day out we encounter scary facts about reproductive health outcomes in our state. For instance, did you know South Carolina currently ranks 11th nationwide for the highest number of teen births? That our state ranks 3rd nationally in chlamydial and gonorrheal infections?

Scary. But this Halloween, we decided to dress to inspire—not frighten—as our favorite strong women! Here’s a list of who we dressed as and why:

Ashley as Rosie the Riveter: “She symbolizes the first women in the work force. When men were off to war, the women pulled together and worked to support themselves and their families. Rosie embodies women’s empowerment!”

    

Emma as Coco Chanel: "Coco Chanel challenged the idea of traditional women’s fashion, introducing an era of ease and feminine confidence. The creator of the 'little black dress' forced society to see women as powerful business leaders and professionals, while still maintaining their femininity."

Katie as Amelia Earhart: "I chose to be Amelia Earhart for Halloween because she was a fearless adventurer, because she was a trailblazer, and because she was an unapologetic, independent, incredibly smart feminist icon.  And also because I wanted to wear this amazing flying cap and goggles and leather jacket."

Eme as Wendy Davis: “Just when it looked like Texas reproductive health policies were being completely taken over by extremists, in steps Wendy Davis who gave voice to women’s experiences with her ELEVEN HOUR filibuster! Her example gives me hope that nothing is ever lost.”

Kat as Frida Kahlo: "I decided to dress as Frida Kahlo because of her bravery. Her art gives us an unflinching view into what it meant--to her--to be a woman struggling with loneliness, the pain of infertility, and an attempt to define her own identity at a time when women's lives were still primarily bound to those of men. She reminds me not to look away from uncomfortable experiences, but to live into them."


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