Protest Photo of a Nude Pot Farmer on San Juan Island

Protest Photo of a Nude Pot Farmer on San Juan Island

Christopher Frizzelle | FEB 1, 2017

Jenny Rice posed for this photo on San Juan Island on the day Trump was inaugurated. Her sister snapped the picture. “We set everything up in the barn and then I stripped down, put my stickies on, and froze my buns off,” she says—it was cold that day. She posted it to Instagram (@j_e_n_n_y_r_i_c_e) and Facebook. The next day was the Women’s March. “Approximately 1,500 people participated in the march here in Friday Harbor, which is A LOT considering our small population. I wore a men’s suit to the march and a number of people came up and expressed how they felt about the photo. I’ve only had positive feedback in person,” she says, though many online comments have been “completely moronic.” One person called her “a ‘whore’ publicly on Facebook but later removed the comment and sent me a private message apologizing and said it was the flag on the ground he found so offensive.” As reported in a recent Stranger feature “The Fight Over a Weed Farm on San Juan Island,” Rice’s business San Juan Sungrown was run off the island after Rice’s neighbors objected to the grow-up and sued her. She sent this protest photo to The Stranger along with the message: “As you can see, I’m pretty angry. And I see my own problem with my neighbors as a microcosm of what’s happening to our entire country.”

Protest Photo of a Nude Pot Farmer on San Juan Island






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