his summer in the heat of the my obsession with election polls brought about my greatest fear. That a conservative government would interfere with our First Amendment rights as stated: I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. In reaction to this fear I have begun a series of embroidered dresses that illustrate the history of protest. My first dress was a depiction of Martin Luther Kings March on Selma, the next dress I made was depicting Grandi's Salt March. I have recently completed a depiction of the Freedom Riders protest in 1961. I feel that stitching these acts of voice and intention will bring me to a greater understanding of what is at stake in out country today. Democracy is fragile.