Hey She Spends fam! Alicia checking in here from freezing cold Western Pennsylvania. I know we promised that we would be taking advantage of our vacation days this week, but I wanted to pop in to share some exciting news about our fundraiser for Bottomless Closet.
With Thanksgiving and the holidays ramping up, She Spends wants to reflect on the year. Women, especially women of color and those in the LGBTQ+ community, have gone through the ringer. Sexual harassment and assault. Restrictive measures against our healthcare and birth control. Run-of-the-mill sexism and racism everywhere from the workplace to Twitter. She Spends is fighting back.
As three white ladies, we’re feeling an immense amount of shame, disgust and fear watching the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, unfold. The election of President Donald Trump legitimized long-hidden feelings of white supremacy, misogyny, and general hatred of POC, LGBTQ+ folks, Muslims, Jews and a whole slew of Others in much of this country.