GIFT GUIDE: SHARE LIGHT
GIFTS WITH INTENTION AND THE POWER TO FOSTER CHANGE
We present our gift guide series, each focused on a different area of life to nurture and celebrate— whether tending to home, discovering ways to “play dirty,” or focusing on self-exploration. Allow these gifts to shift and unlock something new for the recipients: adventure, joy, empowerment, energy, and freedom.
We invite you to come back each week, explore, and find your flavor of love to share.
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS |
We’re committed to celebrating and protecting the divine feminine—we do this through crafting nutrient-dense meals and safe supplements that support a mama’s journey from fertility to postpartum, and we also are proud to support organizations like Every Mother Counts. Their powerful work improves access to quality, respectful, anti-racist, and equitable maternity care to improve maternal health outcomes—making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. This Giving Tuesday, with every purchase of The Foundation: Prenatal, $5 will be donated to this organization aiming to change womxn’s birth stories for the better.
The mission of Mama Glow’s founder, Latham Thomas is to reclaim the birthing process through integrative healing and pairing mama-to-bes with the most intuitive, wise doulas. Doula work is pivotal, as they are the emotional anchor to a couple, serving as a constant presence of calm and support. Support someone’s dream of becoming a doula through Thomas’ scholarship program, which helps upcoming doulas do the important work to create systemic change for people birthing new life.
Food waste and food insecurity are both national crises, but this non-profit works to connect the dots. Their mission? End starvation by redistributing organic food that would otherwise go to waste, to communities experiencing homelessness. Other initiatives include yoga classes and community building activities for women and youth. Repurpose a little gratitude yourself and gift a donation.
Creative director and activist, Aurora James, founded Brother Vellies with the goal of preserving the magic of traditional African craftsmanship while sustaining artisanal jobs and strengthening emerging economies. While her gorgeous line of shoes, handbags, and accessories have flourished doing just that, she’s also built out a monthly subscription to champion artisans who make handcrafted, small items around the world. Each month is a surprise to the recipient; whether it’s a handmade, Oaxacan mug or a hand-carved hair pick from Kenya, you’ll receive something in the mail that supports cultural preservation, sustainability, and true luxury. James calls it a beautiful, “tiny act of rebellion.”
Organic produce should not be a luxury, but the reality of the current food and agriculture landscape is that underserved communities rarely receive high-quality, organic food. Summaeverythang is changing that, thanks to artist Lauren Halsey and her community, who have put together hundreds of technicolor boxes filled with organic kale, collard greens, bell peppers, and blueberries to South Central LA since March 2020. Beyond food, the Summaeverythang center empowers Black and Brown communities through children’s after-school programming, gardening, and other ways to build food sovereignty.
MORE GIFT GUIDES TO EXPLORE:
We are far beyond just our physical body; our mental and energetic well-beings are expansive, and carry information from generations past. With this in mind, The Loveland Foundation provides access to therapy sessions and mental counseling for Black and Brown women. Their culturally competent expertise lends itself to unpacking intergenerational trauma, while other comprehensive healing initiatives work to change the scope of a person’s self-concept and wellbeing.
Help combat menstrual stigma, inequality, and period poverty by donating period supplies for menstruators across the world. This youth-fueled organization is composed of advocates aimed at creating intersectional education and community empowerment to help those in need and demand that period rights are human rights.
The purchase behind this understated, silver necklace with a fertility goddess talisman sends a bold message. The proceeds go to the Birth Sanctuary in Gainesville, the first birth center in the state of Alabama. Reconnect to the mother within all of us and help people regain birth sovereignty.
Fashion Kind founder, Nina Farran understood the growing importance of being a hyper-conscious consumer yet enjoying luxurious, beautiful things which is why she launched her one-of-a-kind e-commerce site. Shop by impact—sustainable materials, women’s empowerment, or all-vegan—to support causes that align with your values. We’re partial to the fringe jackets by DanCassB, handmade in Mexico using 100 percent sustainable and ethically-sourced leather and vegetable-dyes.