SEEING IS BELIEVING [limited edition]
“Seeing Is Believing” is about ensuring and reinforcing the idea that our opportunities are not limited by our gender. One of the many organizations that’s working towards this ideal is NYC Veteran’s Alliance, a member-driven, grassroots policy advocacy and community-building nonprofit organization that advances veterans and families as civic leaders in NYC and beyond.
Among other things, NYC Veterans Alliance recently partnered on and put forth two initiatives to advance gender equality with and for the veteran community:
1) Proposed legislation for an update to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ mission statement: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” As it stands, the current mission statement fails to recognize the service and sacrifice of the thousands of women in uniform who have served the United States.
2) A proposal to officially recognize Margaret Corbin, the first female officer in the U.S. Army, by naming the Manhattan VA Medical Center in her honor.
genEquality is proud to support NYC Veterans Alliance and their work towards ensuring gender equality and inclusion for all veterans.
To raise awareness of NYC Veterans Alliance’s work, we have created a special line of “Seeing Is Believing” tees, available in red and blue. This limited-edition line of tees & onesies benefitS NYC Veterans Alliance.
Proceeds benefit The Representation Project.
Proudly represent ALL of who you are.
You are not defined by the stereotypes of your gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or circumstance. You know that women thrive outside the bounds of limiting characterizations. You reject the antiquated definition of masculinity. You recognize the rights of gender non-conforming people.
Your lived experiences point to a broader narrative. You are a complex human being and capable of the full range of human possibilities. You defy narratives that would shrink you. You represent your truth and make space for others to represent theirs. You reach across differences to achieve your full human potential, and help others do the same.
(Want it in a onesie?)
Our product proceeds are reinvested in the community.
Seed funding for the development of technology and tools that advance and reinforce gender equality, awarded through the genEquality Hackathon Showcase + Pitch Competition.
Gender equality mission, social justice production.
All genEquality tees are handprinted and #MadeInNYC – in the Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn – by Reconnect Brooklyn, a 501(c)3 nonprofit print production shop that provides employment, mentorship, and training opportunities for at-risk and formerly-incarcerated young Brooklynites. Reconnect gives youth the chance to become entrepreneurs themselves, learn how to run a business, and harness their artistic skills as a trade. We see our production process as an investment in our community. Moreover, one of the top pieces of feedback we get is how comfortable and stylish our tees are – so we truly value Reconnect’s production partnership on multiple levels.