I was a hard-core fan of @oitnb
and had read it twice when in 2014 when a mentor connected me with @piperkerman
. I was a bit star struck to say the least - and in spite that, we forged a friendship as women who have traveled diverse paths, love fashion and are driven to create change.
Our first-ever @fashion_empowers
auction featuring picks from @piperkerman
’s closet is about so much more than designer dresses. It’s about the stories that connect us - how we got here, and how together we’re stronger.
Several years before meeting Piper, in 2007 I founded @dfscolumbus, providing women with the resources needed to be successful in work in life. Quickly, we learned women returning home from incarceration were particularly vulnerable, and with the community’s support established compassionate bridge programs that provide apparel, skill building and mentors for their new beginning.
Piper’s generosity and support of criminal justice reform changes lives. We were honored to recognize her as a 10 for 10 awardee in 2017 when @dfscolumbus celebrated a decade of empowering 10,000 women forging a path to economic self-sufficiency.
Last year, when @piperkerman was cleaning out her closet and shared the @wpa_nyc anniversary, I was launching fashion forward and here we are! I’m so grateful for full-circle fashion, sisterhood and philanthropy. Beautiful styles that she wore on the #oitnb
red carpet, testifying on Capitol Hill and more are a special part of history.
I hope you find a dress that’s perfect for you - proceeds support @wpa_nyc as they celebrate 175 years of year life changing work to #freeher.
When women work together, anything is possible!
Link in @fashion_empowers bio
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