Increasingly, people are finding ways to turn their own special super powers toward protest and resistance. My own favorite example of this phenomenon is artists and bakers Leah Rosenberg and Tess Wilson's project Protest Cakes. With wit, wisdom, rage, and love, the two craft carefully considered desserts that send messages about the issues of the day. I love this project's forthright sincerity, its feminist reclamation of domestic work for political ends, its humor and sweetness (pun intended). In Rosenberg's words:
"We used to work together at the SFMOMA Blue Bottle Coffee making art-based desserts. One of our philosophies there was "make a cake about it," and we decided to apply that to our highly fraught political situation. We thought we could express ourselves through a medium that we know and love--cake--and share it (with all the sweetness, hope, sustenance, and camaraderie that entails) with the people doing the hard work of democracy: protesting, marching, voting, etc."