I wasn't participating in a protest technically. When I was in London attending summer school at the University of London through a program offered by N.Y.U, it was the year 1987. Apartheid was still in place in South Africa, I had been to a rally against Apartheid in Scotland. One day when I was back in London, I went to the Camden Market and bought a beautiful, colorful tee-shirt with the letters S.W.A.P.O in different colored block letters. I was walking later that year in New York and this business man cornered in the street and started yelling at me and called me a communist bitch. The acronym stood for South West African Peace Organization. I was beyond shocked at that man's vehemence and I was really shaken up. No one came to my defense, I kept wearing that tee-shirt, it didn't stop me.