I tend to ramble in my blog posts and since I could easily get carried away with words in this post, I will try to keep it brief. I've marched, I've called my representatives, I've made donations since the morning of November 9th, I've complained to friends (and ok, sometimes to strangers.) None of it felt like enough. I wanted to put together a fundraiser and talked it all over with a few friends who agreed to help me. Not only am I lucky to know some great designers but they are also wonderful, supportive friends.
I asked them each to design a flair pin, it could say whatever message they wanted to share. I love how they all came out. Can I say that again? I love how they all came out. We want to share them with you and hope you'll wear them with pride. I created a shop for you to purchase the set of five pins (the Nevertheless, She Persisted one is free with the first fifty purchases) over at widewoke.bigcartel.com. All of the profits are being donated to Planned Parenthood, which is an organization close to my heart that is in danger of soon being defunded by this administration.
Thank you to Tina, Jamaica, Sarah, and Christine. And thank you to you for your support. I'm not giving up and I know that you're not either.