“My hometown has been in a water crisis since April, 24th 2014. Yes, for 4 years. Thousands of kids and adults were exposed to lead and other toxic chemicals in our water. When word of the crisis first broke we had media from all around the world shining a spotlight on Flint. But now, the cameras are gone and this crisis is far from being over with. To mark the 4 year mark of the Flint Water Crisis I am hoping to sell as many of these shirts for people to wear on April 24th to bring attention back onto Flint. Four Years Forgotten.” https://www.bonfire.com/4-years-forgotten/
When I think about the 2017 Women’s March, I don’t reflect on white women wearing pink pussy hats. I think about a picture I saw of three Black women standing by themselves. They were holding signs that read “DON’T FORGET FLINT.”
I was happy to support this fundraiser. It looks like Copeny and company have restarted it, so don’t miss your opportunity to get a shirt!
The holiday season is fast approaching…12 days until Christmas! It’s been hard getting into the festivities this year. It feels like so much has been going on. It’s been a long year. But this is a great time to support Black women’s businesses. Especially, after Black women saved the world again. *cough Alabama*
If you are looking for last-minute gifts, here are some crafty Black women making fabulous things 🙂
I can’t remember where I saw this delicious organizer, but I’m glad I bookmarked it! The2018 womanist agenda yearlong monthly planneris a cute accessory for those who will have a busy 2018. The organizer is filled with beautiful images of Black women/Trans/Non-Binary folks and empowering quotes.
In 2013, I got the opportunity to interview Kayin Talton Davis for theWomen of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks zine. She talked about her shop, Soapbox Theory, and the challenges of being a Black woman entrepreneur. It’s been amazing watching her business grow. I know it’s been difficult for her to hold onto her shop, in a Black neighborhood that’s been hit hard with gentrification. Check out these new products from Davis!
Once a month, I will feature some of my favorite t-shirts. I’ve been dreaming of buying a t-shirt/sweater from QuellyRue Design, but these items sell out sooo fast.No joke. You have to be like white on rice to make sure you catch the sells. I’m not even going to bother, with the holidays coming up. I hope to get this fabulous sweatshirt in the next couple of months (red please):
I have been able to purchase a couple of items from the website. A cute Kente wallet and earrings:
But I am holding out for that sweater!!! *crosses fingers* 🙂
Lawd! It was hard to get a good angle of me wearing this t-shirt 🙂 It’s a cute tee that I found at a local bookstore. The t-shirt can be purchased from Out of Print Clothing. The website has cool items featuring classic books/iconic authors. I will definitely be buying the Toni Morrison one!
Lately, I have been on a t-shirt kick. There are so many creative/innovative black women these days. Where were these folks when I was a young woman? probably just being born 🙂
Once a month, I will share my t-shirt love. The first shout out is to an empowering tee I bought from the “Natural Girls Rock” blog. It’s a great way for natural-haired black women to tell the world we are not ashamed of our hair! The t-shirt is soft and the design/lettering is cute. The tee is fitted style, so you might have to bump up a size, unless ya like it snug! What’s so cool and clever (included with your purchase) are several cute cards with fabulous hair tips/product suggestions.