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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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…

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…