Like many of you, the last few weeks have been particularly hard for me. As a mom of 5 black sons, some already young adults, others quickly approaching, my emotions have been all over the place, from sadness, to anger to numb, to depressed. I couldn’t work. I was depleted. Is any of what we're seeing new? Of course not. But this time, it has hit so differently. Maybe, it’s because I’m home. Maybe it’s because my boys are no longer babies and mostly considered men. Or maybe it’s because I’m 45 and tired. Tired of this continuing to happen, tired of having to explain and having to defend my position and my experiences. So, I needed time to process. I pray you are taking time. This is a rough season. But, I also know without friction, a spark could never set a blaze.
So although this launch is weeks late, I’m not launching it the same. I have changed the name of the Collection to “Innocence” to remind me of how many times it’s been taken without cause. I’m naming it "Innocence" because I want to support those sitting in jail cells today despite their innocence. And I’m naming it innocence because I want to be reminded that another person’s failure to recognize innocence in no way diminishes the truth of one’s innocence. So, I introduce the "Innocence Collection" where 15% of every sale in this collection will be donated to Project Innocence, a non profit organization that defends innocent persons who have been jailed unjustly. To learn more or donate directly, here’s their link. https://www.innocenceproject.org/
We will not allow any discounts on this collection to maximize our contribution to the Project.
If you feel as strongly as I do about the presumption of Innocence until proven guilty, please consider supporting this collection and The Innocence Project https://www.innocenceproject.org/