The Safe Purple Collection launched October of 2021. This collection was created with the intention to give back to a non-profit organization in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area. What was most important to me when I created this collection was that I would be able to help women and girls in need.
Purple is the color for domestic violence, which is why I chose it for this collection and why I chose to name the collection, Safe Purple. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence, safety is priority. I named the collection Safe Purple because it is my way of giving back to help those women stay safe, through the donations from the sales of this collection. During those periods in my life, I didn't feel safe and I didn't feel secure.
This collection is filled with glitter-dipped stemless glasses, dome lid water bottles, bling cups, cigar accessories, and straws.
From your purchase of any product from The Safe Purple Collection, 25% of the sale will be donated to the non-profit Back to the South Bling is proud and very excited to partner with, The No Woman, No Girl Initiative.
The No Woman, No Girl Initiative's mission is to ensure that no woman and no girl will go without everyday essentials to survive crisis or transition. Their 3 Pillars of Support are hope, essentials, and education. The No Woman No Girl Initiative provides 911 Bags (30 Day Supply) and Sustainer Bags (90 Day Supply) through their agency partners only.
They provide 16 everyday essentials that focus on hair, dental, menstrual care, and body that can be found on their website.
To learn more about the No Woman, No Girl Initiative, and how you can support this much needed cause, click the button below to be taken to their website.
As someone who has witnessed and experienced domestic violence, it is very important to me to help women in need in any way that I can.
You see, I had the nicest clothes and shoes, the fancy cars, and what people perceived as the perfect life, but behind closed doors, I lived in a very different world. The smile you see on my face now is because life is so very different and I am forever grateful to God, family, and friends because I know things could have turned out very differently for me.
There are friends and family members who have no idea what I've gone through, but it's time that changed. If we keep quiet, don't share our own story, and shy away from our own truth, how can we expect to help others?
For a very long time, I lived my life in survival mode because it was all I knew. Even today I still have days that I struggle, but I've been so very fortunate to have been blessed with a patient husband. It's not something that goes away or disappears, but you learn to not let it take over your life.
The No Woman No Girl Initiative does not limit their assistance to only those women and girls who are fleeing from domestic violence situations, but women and girls experiencing crisis or transition.
I was fortunate enough in my situation to have friends and family I could turn to for assistance and who helped to get me through those terrible times in my life, but unfortunately, not all women and girls have someone they can turn to.
Working with an organization that was local was important to me because I wanted to not only provide financial support but also my personal time.
Thank you friends so much for helping support this cause!
With much love and appreciation for joining me to help make a difference.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233