Today we launched these "celebrate failure" sweaters with my friend Christina Lewis Halpern. Being a feminist means supporting organizations and values that work to create a more just society for all disenfranchised groups. And yes, it means building up our men to be their best selves too! Head to All Star Code's website to learn more about how they are educating young men of color in computer science and exposing them to tech entrepreneurship. And then, consider emailing us to order one of these amazing sweaters - $100 will go to their organization!
United For Libraries
I grew up in a small town in Nebraska and the local library was pretty much my museum, book store, music store, and cultural center. I believe in libraries deeply. I believe we can't expect to live in a democratic society without providing free access to tools for education, (books, internet), for all our citizens independent of their religious beliefs or socioeconomic background. You can't begin to imagine my excitement when I found out that SJP (yes, that one), was also a big fan of supporting libraries and I was jumping for joy when I saw she used her mega platform to promote this message. These "united for libraries" sweaters are still available and we will still donate $100 to the American Libraries Association for each one!
Won't you be my neighbor?
Who else cried like a little baby after seeing this film about Mr. Rogers in theaters? It's remarkable to think about the decades of impact this man had on all of us. It's sad to think about our world now - seemingly so far away from his powerful messages. I truly cannot recommend this film enough. It was an honor and a privilege to work with Focus Features in making these custom sweaters for the film's directors and staff - we hear even Mrs. Rogers is rocking hers! You can pick one up for yourself by emailing us and send $100 to a charity of your choice. Info@linguafranca.nyc.
"I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else." - Fred Rogers