Palabra celebrates the month of March by honoring International Women’s Day and appreciating the courageous women that have come forward and contributed to the change that we feel in our communities today. What is courage? Courage is not being afraid to stand alone, courage is speaking up and breaking the silence, courage is taking action. When a person is courageous they create a conscious movement. When we look back at history, Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who challenged the race segregation by not giving up her seat on the bus. Her courage to not give up her seat created a protest that was supported by many African-Americans. This prejudice sparked the civil rights movement which eventually led to equal rights for all. Lilly Ledbetter was an activist in women’s pay equality. She filed a discrimination suit against her former employer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company based on gender discrimination that she was being paid significantly less than her male colleagues. This story gained much attention about pay inequality in the work-force. Although legislation ruled against her because of the statue of limitations, it eventually led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which eased the time limitations on filing a pay discrimination claim. Lastly Berta Caceres, was a environmental activist and cofounder of Copinh (the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras). She fought for human, environmental, and economic rights for the people. There are many other influential women that deserve to be recognized for their courage.
Here at Palabra we honor the women that have showed their courage. Our statement tees are an example of wearing the change. Our earth friendly women’s COURAGE tee is made of sustainable textiles that do not hurt the planet or the team that produces them. We are ethically driven, planet conscious, and a promote positive vibes type of brand. Join the movement by trying a super soft organic cotton tee and choose from a variety of colors and sizes to show your courage. Never underestimate the ability of who you are, what you can do, and where you can make a change.