March 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
I spent March 1, the first day of women’s history month clamoring online sites looking for women that are not usually honored. The funny thing about history is that it is a singular memory reflected and imposed on our imaginations. Memory is our defense of this imposition in the way we speak, eat, dress, cook and live our everyday lives. In an attempt to creatively imagine a more progressive herstory I want to highlight women that I have encountered whose work, passion, and expression impact history, timelessly.
Who: Desiree Venn Frederic
What: Fashion Empowering Women ® (FEW) is a non-profit foundation that mobilizes the creative industries of fashion, music, literature and film by creating opportunities for it’s members to support the missions of social service organizations that empower girls and women.
When and Where : February 2010; Washington, D.C.
How: Shop the ‘Closet of Change’ where proceeds from items purchased are donated to girls and womens charities. Clothing and Accessory donations are accepted into the ‘Closet of Change’ as well.