This collaboration project with Vera House means so much to me on so many levels. While I reflect not only on my own past but also on those who have lost their lives by the hands of another, I know for a fact, it takes love, support, education and awareness to help us become even STRONGER than the abuser! When I began this particular project and thought about what I wanted for the "word" on the shirts, "STRONG" came to mind as well as "STRONGER". When I asked my best friend which "word" would best express my vision, it was suggested that STRONGER implies one is STRONG to begin with. How true this is! To leave, to ask for help, to make a change and get out of harmful, destructive relationships take strength beyond comprehension. These shirts and hats are made for WOMEN AND MEN to show support for those going through domestic violence, for those who are digging deep to pull every ounce of strength to get away, for those who have left and are rebuilding their lives and for those who have rebuilt their lives to be one that is FREE from abuse! NO ONE- No Woman, Man or Child deserve any form of abuse whether it is physical, sexual, mental or emotional. NOW is the time to take your power back and share your love & light!
Note the reason behind the Colors Selected for Apparel:
Purple is the color to represent Domestic Violence, however, the meaning behind selecting Purple, White and Gold goes back even further. The women's suffrage movement utilized purple, white and gold in the early 1900's and were the colors of the National Women's Party. The colors started over in England and symbolized purity, hope and loyalty. K.K. Discovers wants to bring important history to the forefront while bringing awareness to the mission of Vera House!
Update as of 10/30/2019: 10% of sales from the newly arrived cardinal and gray off the shoulder 3/4 sleeve shirts will also be donated to Vera House!
A world free of violence and abuse.
Vera House, Inc. prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.