Over 10 months, we are celebrating 10 years in business by highlighting 10 organizations committed to helping women succeed… And asking you to donate (at least) 10 bucks to each of them.
This month we’re celebrating the work of The Audre Lorde Project, “a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.”
Audre Lorde was an American poet, writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. In relation to non-intersectional feminism in the United States, Lorde famously said, “Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference – those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older – know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths. For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. And this fact is only threatening to those women who still define the master’s house as their only source of support.”
With the current administration’s attempt to erase the existence of trans people, The Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice program deserves all our support. From the alp.org website:
“TransJustice is a political group created by and for Trans and Gender Non-conforming people of color. TransJustice works to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; and resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence.”
Help us celebrate our milestone in the most meaningful way possible—by supporting an organization dedicated to advancing, protecting, and celebrating some of our most vulnerable communities.
And even though the warm-and-fuzzies you’ll get from making a donation are of course thanks in and of themselves, we’ve got a couple of things up our sleeves as well:
- Email us proof (to firstname.lastname@example.org) of your donation (of at least $10) to The Audre Lorde Project and (with your permission) we’ll list your name and a link to your business below.
- Send us proof (to email@example.com) of your donation to any organization we feature and you will be automatically entered to win a super-special surprise (we’ll select a winner at random in December, once we’ve completed all 10 features).
- Anyone and everyone who donates a minimum of $10 to all 10 organizations we feature and sends us proof (to firstname.lastname@example.org) will get an extra-extra special gift from us (in addition to 10 entries for the super-special surprise referenced above).
Take the #10years10orgs10bucks challenge and donate (at least) $10 to The Audre Lorde Project today!
- Cody McBurnett (that’s me!)
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