Not your real beards. Keep those on your faces. Please.
I want you to send me your “protest beards.”
What am I talking about? Good question. This past weekend, I posted about the horrible injustices faced by dwarf women in Middle-Earth.
That post – which featured faux PSA photos of me in a faux beard – has gotten a lot of views, and by a lot, I mean more than the eight views a day I usually get (normally because someone’s been Google Searching for a photo of the chick from Alien Nation).
Since there’s been a lot of interest, I’d like to invite you all to send me your protest beards. Below are some examples.
You can send me your protest in three simple steps:
1) Cut a beard out of paper.
2) Scrawl a slogan on it, condemning the oppression of female dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.
3) Using your cell phone or your computer’s camera, take a photo of yourself wearing the beard.
Then send it to me at annjoconnell<at>gmail<dot>com, which is technically the fourth step, I guess.
I will be accepting entries until Jan. 20, and then I will post the best ones. And because this is a contest there will be a (completely unrelated) prize. (Yaaaay, free stuff!) The person with the best protest beard will get a copy of my new e-book, Beware the Hawk. (Yaaaay, self-promotion!) I really hope I get some photos of beards, because I’d hate to host a contest and have no one show up. So get out your scissors and your Sharpies, and prepare to beard injustice in its lair.