I’m proud to be part of the Omaze Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign to raise funds for 7 vital not for profit charities in the US.
Omaze is a fundraising platform that offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise to raise funds and awareness for today’s most important causes. By collaborating with nonprofits and influencers to create and sell timely t-shirts, Omaze empowers communities to respond to today’s issues in real-time. Not only do these campaigns quickly create tangible impact, but they also drive incredible awareness as donors go on to wear their shirts.
Omaze has teamed up with activist and entrepreneur Meena Harris (@meenaharris) who will soon be interviewed on the blog, to launch a new campaign with proceeds beneﬁting seven organizations ﬁghting for women’s rights.
Supporters can visit omaze.com/woman now to purchase a limited-edition Phenomenal Woman tee you see me wearing here, inspired by my hero Maya Angelou’s poem entitled ‘Phenomenal Woman’.
To date, nearly 8,500 shirts have been sold and with Mother’s Day happening this Sunday in the US (a huge portion of my readership is American), it’s the perfect time for my American readers to treat themselves and the mums in their lives whilst helping women.
The campaign has received support from Viola Davis, Ciara, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Jenni Konner and countless others who support women’s equality and they’ve deservedly received coverage from Us Weekly and Bustle too.
It’s an honour to be asked to share their work here on my blog.
Meena says, ‘The Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign honors both the women who have been fighting for generations as well as the new wave of activists that are rising up. The underlying message of the t-shirt is to lift up the self-affirming voice of Maya Angelou, and more broadly, to promote intersectional feminism. Today’s feminist movement must recognize the obstacles women face, and how those obstacles take different forms and have varying levels of severity for women of color. Remember that there are lots of women who have carried us to this point, many of whom have never received recognition, so let’s celebrate their legacy proudly and loudly as we push forward’
Check out the celebrity and community support:
These are the charities you will be supporting when you buy the t-shirt:
EMERGE AMERICA is the only in-depth, seven-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring Democratic female leaders with cutting-edge tools to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.
EMILY’S LIST is committed to driving progressive change throughout the United States by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office.
ESSIE JUSTICE GROUP harnesses the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass
incarceration’s harm to women.
GIRLS WHO CODE is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA and its 1.2 million member activists and network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD EDUCATION FUND works to ensure access to preventive and reproductive health care.
THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN is dedicated to being the megaphone for gender equality, pushing a comprehensive women’s agenda and growing the grassroots movement of women across the country.
Buy your tees you phenomenal women!