If you know someone who's sharpening up for political battle, get her the How Dare You? acrylic knife
. Bonus: 50% of the sale price of each piece will be donated to blackandpink.org
, which supports LGBTQ prisoners.
A year of great reading
, aka a newspaper or magazine subscription. Some suggestions:
Rad Women Worldwide
, which tells the stories of 40 women
who have fought for equality around the globe—from ancient Sumerian poets to modern activists and graffiti artists. This is a great gift for kids or adults who are looking for some historical inspiration.
Well, an abortion for a woman who would otherwise be unable to afford one. A donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds
ensures that women can access money to choose. Planned Parenthood
is also a good option.
...or another donation.
Lots of publications have put together lists of charities
that could use your dollars. When I give donations as a gift, I like to pair them with a personal letter about why I chose to give in someone's name. Then your gift is not only the donation, but the letter explaining it. People love handwritten letters, trust me. Plus it's a reason to get some nice stationary
or holiday cards
Sites like Uprise Art
sell prints and original works at affordable prices, perfect for art lovers who want to start a collection. Investing directly in artists is always a great decision.
Some help on following through. The Safety Pin Box
is "a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies in the fight for Black Liberation." There are several different options and price points.
A little slice of colorful light.
These David Scheid stained glass
pieces are perfect pick-me-ups.
Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey
, The Fire This Time
anthology, Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark
, Heather Havrilesky's How to Be a Person in the World
, or whatever book you
read this year that turned you on. Include an inscription about why you're giving it.
A good lol.
There are lots of fun little things at independent, artist-run shops like Friend Mart
! La Croix planters
!) and Working Girls
A workshop or membership at a community organization.
In Los Angeles, I recommend the Women's Center for Creative Work
. But collectives and community-oriented groups exist in many other cities, too—do a little research, and you might find a way to give the gift of involvement with community.
Don't like any of my ideas? Try the Mo Money Mo Progress gift guide.