Clothed in Strength: Support for Women in Rural Guatemala

A story written by Meagan Ephraim de Rios. “Women in Guatemala carry a great responsibility within the social dynamic of their family. While living in harsh conditions that oftentimes include no electricity and dirt floors, the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, women, work and sacrifice to maintain their households and families. I learned this…

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Shining a Light in Darkness

A story written by Jordan Combs. “I am the director of a nonprofit organization in South Dakota called Light of Mine Ranch. We help support foster families and children in foster care. Our ultimate goal is to build homes for foster families centralized on a ranch property. Instead of a group home, we want to…

A Passion Project Turned Into a Community Fundraiser

Flea Market Love Letters is a passion project that Liz Maguire started in 2017. Their mission is to digitally archive and preserve found, vintage ephemera (letters, postcards, photos, etc.) often found at flea markets. So far they’ve been able to collect over 400 letters. Liz always aspired that eventually, this project could give back to…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A story written by Lydia Gilbert. “Bed-Stuy Strong is a neighborhood mutual aid network formed at the beginning of COVID to provide groceries and supplies to vulnerable community members. In the past year, it has grown wildly into a radical hub for a variety of projects such as clothing drives, POC-owned business support, trash clean-ups,…

A Fuzzy Heart Shaped Nose

Lori is a special education teacher in Floral City, Florida. One day, she was leaving a student’s house when she saw a tiny, dirty kitten wandering the streets. The kitty followed her to her car and Lori knew she needed to do something. Lori brought this tiny kitten to the veterinarian. She was 5 weeks…

A Big Step for a Small Business

Sarah Eckett is the 28-year-old woman behind Daisy Natives, a small business filled with vintage treasures and all things homemade. The work of Daisy Natives is empowering, while also being silly and charming. There is also a large focus on mental health and social issues. After 5+ years in business, Sarah made the incredibly difficult…

Better Together

A couple of years ago, Claire Netemeyer became friends with Hannah through an organization on her college campus. Both Hannah and Claire loved this organization a lot until they started discriminating against Hannah due to her disability. There was a policy in place that prevented her from coming to the events. Here’s a bit from…

Frogs in Space

A story written by Mojca Novak. “My name is Mojca Novak and I’m a freelance illustrator. I’m currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where most of my art is created. My community knows me better by the name Mocculere. The story of Frogs in Space started early in 2020. At that time all I drew were…

The Journey of a Black Queer Creative

Jeremiah is a self-taught artist who expresses his creativity in many ways, one being makeup. As a black queer creative, Jeremiah did not feel as though there was a safe place that he was allowed to be himself. He set a goal to fully love himself, and makeup gave him the power to do so….

Supporting LGBTQ+ in Kenya

“I’m Zoe Stoller, a queer mental health warrior passionate about pride, self-love, and authenticity!” Zoe created her merch to make YOU feel empowered and confident. She wants you to feel worthy of all the good things in the world, and to be proud of who you are. Her two shirt designs say “I AM WORTHY”…

For The Community of Santa Cruz

A story written by Shelby Dunn. “A few months ago, Santa Cruz experienced uncharacteristic summer lightning storms which sparked wildfires throughout the county and displaced thousands of residents from their homes. Not only does Santa Cruz not experience summer lightning storms, but the area also does not usually experience wildfires to this degree and was…

Ella’s Dollhouse

“The start of COVID-19 quarantine was tough. Without much warning, the kids were sent home with their books, and we knew they weren’t going back.” In March 2020, everything changed for families, and some were left with little to no options. Ella’s Kindergarten school year was abruptly cut short. When Ella learned that not every…