Strength in Gentility

"When I first wore heels in my adult life, a guy told me, 'You shouldn't wear those. You're too tall.' So then I just went and bought like six more heels." Shakia Hollis told us this story as she laced up her 4 inch high heels, after riding her longboard around Monday Night Brewing Garage. … Continue reading Strength in Gentility

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A Feminist Holiday Gift Guide!

We love presents. We love getting presents and we love giving presents. And we especially love that perfect present that makes us run around the Christmas tree shouting "nevertheless, she persisted!" Christmas is in less then a week so if you haven't found that perfect gift yet, look no further! We compiled an amazing gift … Continue reading A Feminist Holiday Gift Guide!

Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2

This is the second part of our 3 part series! If you haven't read the first post, check it out here After almost seven years in the Middle East, Denise Smith came back to the US searching for identity and purpose. She finally found a place that felt like home to her when she started … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2

Peace of Thread: Giving a Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston. Pt. 1

One of the core values of Peace of Thread is “we sew and mend, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.” Peace of Thread hires local refugee women, teaches them the skill of sowing, and offers them community and resources. We had the privilege of spending a day with Denise Smith, the founder … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving a Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston. Pt. 1

I Am Not Broken

Your story, even if you aren’t to the end yet, is where true freedom comes from. Honesty in situations of trouble release something powerful into the air, it breaks barriers and misconceptions. Be vocal about it, make art about it, write songs about it, and write blogs about it. It’s not always easy, but it is so powerful.