This July 4, many Americans don't want to celebrate. They feel like second-class citizens after Roe and other freedoms fell.
“Many women boycott July 4th. No cooking, grilling, picnics, parties, celebratory shopping, or travel. Nothing.”
“My wife and I are wearing black and sitting in the gay section of our Independence Day parade.”
“My flag is upside down for days. I haven’t considered the fourth.”
I never felt comfortable celebrating Independence Day as a black American woman. This year will be a joke. Fireworks will be pretty.”
“Is kneeling during the anthem crass? I don’t want to interfere with other important causes, but I enjoy the visible yet non-intrusive approach.”
I thought about what it was commemorating and thought there was still hope. Still voting. Things are fine. Things that should have been revealed decades earlier were.
I loved it. I'm rarely patriotic. It was more about nice weather, good food, cool fireworks, and a holiday without presents.”
“As an Indigenous woman, I rarely celebrate the 4th. I stopped around 17.