Using voices & energies
to create shifts
MY SISTER is a community of lady backers who do good for the wellness of women. Their mission is to fight sex trafficking through ethically sourced, statement-making apparel. Beefing with toxic matter that plagues society including racism, poverty, gender inequality and more.
This company is committed to using sweatshop-free suppliers (that's where we come in), donates a percentage of proceeds from each purchase to their non-profit partners and provides employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking and exploitation.
We had a chance to chat with Mandy, Co-Founder and CEO of MY SISTER.
1. How does MY SISTER provide a safer space for women?
We've raised funds for non-profit partners who are making a difference in the community. In addition, we've provided over 3,431 hours of survivor employment and are constantly connecting with people to educate and raise awareness about trafficking.
2. Share some of your core values as an organization.
We are committed to offering ethically sourced products, empowering those affected by sex trafficking and acting as a resource however possible. Include: addressing social injustices related to sex trafficking, including racism, gender inequality, poverty, and LGBTQ discrimination.
3. What's the most jarring statistic about sex trafficking?
It’s hard to pick out one jarring statistic because this is such a prevalent issue. One of the biggest myths we work on addressing is directly related to one of the most shocking statistics. Often, when people think of human trafficking, they may picture a white girl or woman being kidnapped. Trafficking and exploitation is actually related directly to racism. Women of color are disproportionately exploited. For example, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, roughly 25 percent of the women arrested for prostitution identified as Native American while Native Americans comprise only 2.2 percent of the total population. Source
4. What does International Women's Day mean to you?
A collaborative time for women to work together, and hold each other up, while continuing the fight for our own freedom.
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