On Friday, November 16th, 2018, Rachelle got a change to sit down with NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and ask her about the women who have inspired her, including the 10 suffragettes she features in her latest book, Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women The Right To Vote.
We are excited to introduce the "Bold & Brave" Collection - four sweaters inspired by Senator Gillibrand's new children's book: "Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women The Right to Vote." The book pairs Kirsten's words with artist Maira Kalman's glorious painted portraits of the early women's-rights activists. KG has been consistent in her message: change is going to come from US, NOT the politicians. From the Women's March, to the students fed up with gun laws (or lack thereof) and organizing nationwide walk-outs, the power really is in the hands of the people. Which is why this book, celebrating the individuals like Elizabeth Santon, Jovita Idár, and many more, especially resonates today. We must keep these stories alive as we raise a new generation of activists!
Add this book to your library and read it over and over again on those days when you're feeling powerless and voiceless. Gift it to your friends and family and remind them that they are powerful too! And, if you're feeling extra inspired, snatch up one of the four sweaters that we designed with Kirsten (who btw, loves pink!). Each sweater purchase comes with a complimentary book and will send $100 to First Book, an organization that has distributed more than 175 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low income families in more than 30 countries.