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Meet the
bloggers: Erin Davies

Meet the
bloggers: Erin Davies


Age: 29
Location: Albany, N.Y.

When launched: April 18, the day I was a victim of a hate crime.

Visitors per month: 35,000

Why you started: On the 11th annual National Day of Silence--April 18, 2007--I was the victim of a hate crime. My VW Beetle was vandalized because it sported a rainbow sticker. The words "fag" and "u r gay" were spattered in red spray paint all over the hood and driver side. Despite my initial shock and embarrassment, I've decided to embrace what happened and to keep driving my car in order to bring more public awareness of the blatant homophobia that exists in our society.

Purpose of blog: To document my experiences driving my fagbug across the country. I'm taking it to as many different communities as possible. I will be gathering feedback for my fagbug documentary, which will teach us about the intolerance that exists. The goal is to get as many people as possible to add fagbug rainbow stickers to their cars so that no one else will be targeted, as I was. Until that happens, my car will stay as is!

Year you quit your day job: I'm doing this project while still an art education graduate student at Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y. I also work part-time at Moe's Southwest Grill.

Biggest advertiser: I'm looking to get VW to sponsor my cross-country trip and a major TV network to turn it into a reality show.

Strangest posting: On day 10 of driving my fagbug, someone left a note on my car that said "hero" on the outside and had $5 inside an envelope. The note said I was an inspiration for all those who remain silent.

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Advice for bloggers:

1. Don't dis your friends 2. Don't dis your family 3. Don't talk about your period (oops, I already did that)

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