You walk over to them, and casually strike up conversation asking about what is happening.
Sam replies first. Standing tall and proud, wearing a long dress but no makeup or accessories.
“You don’t know? Typical man. Not interested in the needs of women. We are marching for equality, nothing more. We want to be treated with the same respect as our male counterparts and have the same opportunities they have! Is that too much to ask for?”
You wholeheartedly agree and hear the fire and passion in her voice. You then turn to Fiona to listen to her. She is equally reserved than Sam in dress and even more reserved in nature; almost appearing nervous.
“We are planning to start the march in 2 hours exactly. We are here ensuring everything runs to plan. We are meant to be meeting our fellow suffragette Catherine, but she isn’t here yet”.
Sam adds, “Well that’s not exactly new is it, her heart hasn’t been in it since she lost her vote. She wanted to be less open, and challenge the disparity in the legal channels, but that will never work! We have no power there. We have to get people to see and hear what is going on. Emmeline spoke it perfectly when she said deeds not words. “
Fiona agrees however you sense a hesitation in her voice. She clearly isn’t comfortable being on the front line of it all, unless there is something she is hiding.
You thank them for their time and move on.