Birth Stories in Color: A Space to Share Birth Experiences

Laurel Gourrier and Danielle Jackson are co-creators and hosts of the Birth Stories in Color Podcast, a platform and community for families of color to share their birthing experiences. It is a space that specifically celebrates, mourns with, and supports people of color and their transformation through birth. They emphasize the role of storytelling as…

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In Challenging Times, Be Still.

Hannah is an Arizona based artist, illustrator, and designer. She created apparel for her community as a reminder to be still in these challenging times. Here is a word from Hannah, the artist behind Right Hand Design. “During this time as an artist and creative, it was hard to sit down and think of what…

A Voice For The Voiceless

A story written by Maggie Seibert, a Christian Blogger. “The Made Worthy campaign comes from a place of looking over the landscape of 2020 and saying “it may be too big a task, but we have to do something.” After hearing the insanity of the statistics behind children who become vulnerable to human trafficking through…

Making Dreams a Reality

A story written by Kaila & Laine Strickland. “After months of trying to conceive, we thought we were finally pregnant. Following rounds of bloodwork that caused reason for concern, it was eventually determined that we were having an ectopic pregnancy. The devastation was insurmountable; a sadness that neither of us had experienced in our lives….

Love Starts With A Full Belly

A story written by Ashley Brooke, a beauty and lifestyle blogger. “Over the holidays, my husband Ryan and I visited our local food bank (Second Harvest, which is under the national Feeding America umbrella) and were absolutely blown away by how they are supporting hundreds of thousands of families in central Florida. The need here…

Delivering Hope Through Shirts

A story written by Em Burns, a NEDA + ANAD recovery advocate: “Over 30 million Americans struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Despite their prevalence, eating disorders receive significantly less funding than other major mental illnesses, and support options are often inaccessible. The media’s portrayal of eating disorders is often…

When Tragedy Strikes

A story written by Amanda Burnett: “On March 2, 2020, a tornado swept through Cookeville, TN. It took the lives of a young family of 3, the Kimberlins, who were friends of ours. Many others died as well and many suffered great loss of homes and possessions. The youngest member of our friends’ family who…

52 Hike Challenge: Raising Money for their Community & Company

52 Hike Challenge started in 2015, after their founder Karla found transformation and healing through hiking once a week for a year. She knew that others could benefit and heal from making it a habit to be outdoors on a weekly basis. The 52 Hike Challenge helps people to gain the physical, mental, spiritual and…

Cause Courage: Building a Church in India

Becca Eller is a Christian who is passionate about teaching others about faith. She chose the words “Cause Courage” for the design as she is driven by the idea of igniting courage within other people. Becca closely followed The Surge Project, whose missions are centered around empowering qualified native workers to spread hope to their…

Shop Small: A Collaboration Between Artists and Business Owners

Caroline Staniski is a high-end graphic designer who was eager to use her talents when small businesses were hit hard by COVID-19. In March 2020, she had the idea to create a collaboration between artists with small businesses. Caroline reached out to over 30 people on social media in hopes of finding the perfect bunch…

Taking Action Against Injustice

In response to the tragic death of George Floyd, Blake Silva teamed up with his friend Sam Hwang and his boyfriend Matt Bloyd to release a t-shirt design with a quote about racial injustice from Martin Luther King Jr. Through his fundraiser, Blake hopes to encourage people to embody the words in their everyday life,…

A Change in Plans

Liz Pound originally created her t-shirt fundraiser with the hope of raising money for her mission trip this summer. Along with the rest of the world, her plans changed this spring, and with it, so did her fundraiser. This is her story. Originally, this design was created and dreamed up as a friend and I…

Small Business Story: A Jar of Pickles

When Kirstie Wang was in college enrolled in public health classes, she caught herself teaching herself Photoshop and Illustrator rather than focusing in class. She began a simple Etsy shop during this time to satisfy her creative side, but she didn’t stop there. Kirstie has pursued a career as a designer, and also dedicated herself…