She gave President Trump's motorcade the finger - and now supporters are raising tens of thousands of dollars for her.
More than 3,000 donations - from United States dollars 5 to USD 250 - have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman.
The episode started when Ms Briskman was cycling through Sterling, Virginia, in September and President Trump's motorcade passed her on the way to one of his golf courses.
As the photo circulated online, Briskman made a decision to tell Akima's HR department what was happening when she went to work on Monday.
Briskman, who worked in marketing and communications at Akima for just over six months, said she emphasized to the executives that she wasn't on the job when the incident happened and that her social media pages don't mention her employer.
A Go Fund Me campaign for Ms Briskman, who became something of a national hero after the image found its way into all corners of the internet, has now raised over half of its $100,000 target.
Recalling the unlikely furore which took place on her standard cycling route, the mother of two said she became incensed when she set eyes on the U.S. president's motorcade coming up beside her.
Briskman says her former employer VAkima LLC accused of her violating its social media policy because she posted a photo of her showing her middle finger to the presidential motorcade to Facebook and Twitter.
She added: "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things on your social media". He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. She was sacked for repeatedly and very publicly flipping off the wispy-haired concentration of pure dickheadship that is the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump (you might have heard of him). "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf".
"They said, "We're separating from you, '" Briskman had told the Huffington Post".
"I think we have a big problem in this country", she said to the audience's applause.