Today your 13% BLUE TAX goes to:
The February 2021 Blue Tax will be donated to S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective with programming in New York City and Miami. Below is information from their website:
Our Mission: Our mission is to mobilize systems-involved girls, femmes, and TGNC youth of color – Black, Brown, and Indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts.
The Problem: We are failing young women and TGNC youth of color. Our youth face sexual violence and depression at higher rates than their white and male counterparts, and are more likely to attempt suicide. They are losing their children, and their children in turn are losing their families, to a discriminatory foster care system. They are the fastest growing prison population. They are losing their brothers, fathers, and partners to police brutality and mass incarceration. What’s worse is the deafening silence in which our youth suffer. We are losing generations of potential leaders. Our society cannot afford this loss.
Our Vision: We envision a world in which young women, femmes, and TGNC youth of color reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom through restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing.
For Black History month, I wanted to make sure the Blue Tax donation was going to support women of color. At the same time, I acknowledge that Black History should be taught and celebrated throughout the year and until this happens in our schools and systems, we are still living in a society that needs to radically shift its paradigms.
Help decide where future BLUE TAX goes:
We are looking for your input on what organizations to donate the 13% BLUE TAX to in the future. Our hope is to feature a different organization every month to support the intersectionality of gender identities. Get in touch if you want to recommend an organization doing great work.
Past Blue Tax Recipients:
January 2021 Men As Peacemakers
December 2020 Global Fund For Women
November 2020 Mending the Sacred Hoop
October 2020 Young Women's Initiative
September 2020 To Write Love On Her Arms
August 2020 Juxtaposition Arts
July 2020 OutFront Minnesota
June 2020 Communities United Against Police Brutality
May 2020 Ms. Foundation