To be a revolutionary does not always mean that you have to be the general – dictating orders or rebelling against “The Man.” It does mean that you support others who are performing revolutionary acts either through giving your time, your dollars or your support.
I learned about The Bluma Project (a.k.a. Indego Africa) from my Twitter timeline a few weeks ago. According to their website it:
- “…began with a simple idea: little things can mean a lot, and that women can support each other globally.”
- Launched in 2010
- Supports women’s employment in cooperatives across the globe
- Currently working in Rwanda and Ghana
- Plans to expand to other countries
- Products are offered through ShopBop.com (that’s where I purchased my goods), abc home & Anthropologie
The items are cute (I love the colors and the bold print) but it also feels good to know that I’m spending my money for a mission: women’s empowerment. The tag includes information about the project and the woman’s name who you’re supporting. I feel an incredible sense of pride carrying around my goods as a black woman supporting my sistas “across the pond.” Little things DO mean a lot, especially when a bunch of people do a few little things because no one can do it all!
“Educate a woman, you educate a nation.” – Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (highest ranking woman in politics in the history of South Africa)