Whatever your feelings, you have to admit that it is good to see young people actually banding together to change something. Our generation is constantly accused of being apathetic, which is often a correct accusation, so it’s nice to see something happening.
I am not blaming anyone for my college loan debt. I chose to go to a good school, one that was not cheap, at all. That was my choice. However, it is scary as hell to think that the job that took almost an entire year to get after my graduation is not secure. No one’s job is ever 100% secure, I get that. I work in an optometry office. The calls for appointments get fewer and fewer everyday. Customers are scared to spend any money. They only get what their insurance covers. I am terrified. I know if business does not pick up, I’ll be the one to go. I’m the newest and the youngest. And this isn’t even a job that has anything remotely to do with my college education. THAT is what we’re angry about. It’s no one’s fault in particular, but when the President suggested a bill that can help get our nation back on track — a bill that might help me keep my job, or help my friends GET jobs — and we see so many people trying to shoot it down, we get mad. The possibility of losing my job is very real. I will no longer afford to pay my bills and my loans and would be forced to move back in with my family, even though I’ve just been able to move out.
Okay, stepping off my soapbox and going back to fashion. Hey, didja see some of those cool outfits?
This is video I recorded while walking through Manhattan on 10/08/2011. Even though I was not marching with them, it felt like I was experiencing history in the making.