Black Lives Matter
We are a lifestyle company. I believe that what we do and make fosters connection and brings joy to people and I consider that to be a noble endeavor. As a Black Woman entrepreneur, it is impossible for me to lead Stay Lifted without acknowledging that we are a part of communities that are underserved and taking steps to support causes and organizations that can impact change for good is a must.
We are experiencing a shift in this country. As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, our communities are also suffering as a result of senseless violence and systemic racism, all of which are connected to equality in education, career opportunities, economic resources, healthcare, mental and physical wellness, wealth gaps, esteem, fair representation, accessibility to voting and so much more. We are heartbroken, angry, frustrated, exhausted, marching, fighting, protesting, and in mourning. The seemingly never-ending racial injustices that include the recent shooting deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks (and too many others) along with mysterious hangings across the nation, have made it clear that supporting organizations that work towards the greater good of women (as we've typically done) is not enough. We must intentionally and actively work toward the end of racial injustice, not just personally but also as a business, and as the company leader, I will do my best to guide us in this endeavor.
“How can you win? How can you win? How can you win?
You can't win...the game is fixed.”
resources + support
COLOR OF CHANGE
Color Of Change is a nonprofit organization that leads campaigns to build real power for Black communities by challenging injustice, fighting for criminal justice reforms, holding corporate and political leaders accountable, expanding Black voter access, boosting civic engagement, ensuring fair representation, and advancing solutions for racial justice. LEARN MORE ▸
The foundation is doing awesome work in communities of color with a focus on the mental health of Black women and girls. Donations to their Therapy Fund provide financial assistance for those who need therapy and mental health assistance. LEARN MORE ▸
THE BAIL PROJECT
This organization believes that no one should be incarcerated because of their race or financial means. They help pay bay for those who can't pay while working with community partners toward bail system and criminal justice reforms. LEARN MORE ▸