After FloppyOrangeSadFace was elected, I knew I had to fight this hate with love before Star Wars made that cool. I decided to use the sale of Rhymes with Twee goods to fund good being done in the world. Goods + good.
I started printing a line of towels featuring messages of empowerment and love in my own hand lettering.
For each Chari-Twee towel sold, I donate $5 split between the charities below; $1.25 to each.
As of August 12, 2019:
Towels Sold: 220
Total Donated: $1,100
Assata’s Daughters is a grassroots intergenerational collective of radical Black women in Chicago. They identify their work as part of the larger Black Lives Matter movement. Their programs aim to escalate, deepen, and sustain this movement for collective liberation.
GirlForward creates and enhances opportunities for refugee girls. Currently, there are branches in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX.
Howard Brown Health – Broadway Youth Center
The Broadway Youth Center is a safe haven for Chicago’s LGBTQ+ youth.
Trans Lifeline (added July 2017)
Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well being of transgender people and runs a hotline staffed by volunteers to respond to the needs of their community.