If you want to support the A Day Without A Woman strike on International Women's Day, but can't get out of work or school to do so, I understand your frustration. It's hard to feel like you're supporting the cause when you can't be there to audibly lend your voice. But there are tons of ways to have meaningful involvement without actually being there. At the very least, you might be wondering how to change your Facebook profile picture to support A Day Without A Woman so that at least your followers and friends know where you stand. But, if you're feeling confused about what words to use and what images to choose, know that you have a couple of options.
Instead of waiting around for everyone else to figure it out, go ahead and be a trail blazer and make your own strike meme. It's super easy to make your own graphic and even more powerful to choose your own voice. By taking this simple step to show your support, you're encouraging others to show their support, too — and that in itself is progress.
The women who don't have the platforms to stand up for their rights need our help. The truth is that many women won't be able to miss a day of work to even show their company what it would be like without them. So let's be loud enough for the both of us. Here's how to show your support on Facebook:
Use The Official A Day Without A Woman Red Profile Picture Frame
The Women's March has released an official border for profile photos through Facebook. To upload, all you have to do is click this link, which will take you to the Women's March Facebook page. Then, hit the "try it" button in the bottom right hand corner of the post.
Once you hit "try it," you will be prompted to position the frame over your profile picture.
Once you have the frame where you want it, click "use as profile picture" in the bottom right hand corner.
That's it! You're done!
Create Your Own Unique Profile Picture
If you want to create your own unique profile picture to show your support for the women's strike, that works too! First, click on your profile picture.
Hover over the image with your mouse and a prompt will appear that gives you the option to change your existing photo, click that.
Tap "Upload Photo." That will give you the opportunity to pull any meme you made from your desktop. You can create your image on Imgflip by using one of its pre-loaded images and placing the saying of your choice over it. You can also use the images provided by the official strike organizers, who also put together the Women's March.
For your profile pic:
For your Facebook cover photo:
Set To Temporary
Because this is a movement-based action, you probably want to set it to temporary. This is an action that Facebook offers for types of events like these. It gives you the option to set how much time you want your profile to be set to this meme. Then, without you having to do anything else, it will remove it at the appropriate time and swap back to your original profile picture.
Spread The News
Now that you've figured out how to make your Facebook statement, rally your girlfriends and encourage them to create their own memes. Now that you're a meme pro, you can teach them how to make their own memes or let them use the one you've created.