Since starting this business 3 years ago, I’ve worked to center my own intersectional-feminist values in my business practices, from sourcing many supplies from sustainable and other woman-owned businesses, to directing portions of proceeds to causes about which I’m passionate, like Yellowhammer Fund and Indigenous Women Rising.
This year, to mark International Women’s Day on Monday March 8th, I will be donating a portion of all sales to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
Facing greater threats of violence, hate crimes, unemployment, and homelessness, black trans women are one of the most at-risk groups in america, and the MPJI does some truly incredible work. Named after activist best remembered for her involvement in the Stonewall riots, “the Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of black transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power. We intend to reclaim Marsha P. Johnson and our relationship as black trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures. We were founded both as a response to the murders of black trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence.”
Please join me March 8th in supporting this great organization!