Symbolizing Despair and Inspiring Hope


I overheard one of my students talking recently about how he has a friend who only contacts him through memes. In fact, he questioned whether this person even exists, since they don’t ever actually speak, they only converse through memes.

Once a topic of copyright discussion and image usage rights, memes have spread too fast to control them; they’ve become a language in our contemporary culture. As close to half of us in the U.S. (half of those who voted) celebrate our recent election—the other half is expressing their despair. Whatever you’re feeling, there’s sure to be a meme to express it.


There are plenty of other ways to express yourself too.

Wear a pin:


Post a note:


Be a nasty woman and support a cause:


Just do something—and next time you get the chance, vote.


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