- Posted August 14, 2013 by
Albuquerque, New Mexico
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Life in the early 1980s: Style and politics
Early '80s Activism.
When she looks back at this photo, the first thing that comes to mind is how idealistic she was in her twenties. Her beliefs haven’t changed much but she is less idealistic. She still fights for the environment and is an activist for change.
‘Besides environmental and political issues, I was all about adventure and discovery,' she says. 'I went to Rainbow Gatherings and Barter Faires. Some called my friends and I "Granolas". Some called us "Hippies." We didn't care what we were called as long as no one told us what we should do.'
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer
I didn't have to look far to come up with this photo of me in the early '80s.
This assignment is right up my alley. Style and Politics? I had it all. haha
I was fascinated with Patty Hearst during this phase of my life. I was in my early 20's and was very active in the anti-nuke movement. I think that button on my beret said "Nuclear Power? No Thanks."
I think this pic was taken in Albuquerque, NM. That is my bf from that time. Aren't we hip? ;)
I was headed up to Washington state (from Guatemala) when this photo was taken but my friends in upstate New York drove my car out to New Mexico for me.
If I wasn't so lazy right now, I'd dig up some other photos from the early eighties. oh well, this will have to suffice. haha
Enjoy and thanks for reading!