"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON SHIRT
Dear One & All - Thank you so much for your interest in the Commemorative Women's
March on Washington shirt that I designed. Ordering one is very simple. Since each shirt is
custom made and uses vinyl printing, you can expect to receive your shirt within two to three
weeks of me receiving payment for the shirt. Shirt proceeds will be donated to the
Kitsap yWca in order to help them support victims of domestic violence.
First, let me explain the symbolism of the design on the front of the shirt. (If you just like the
design and just want to order NOW, please scroll down for the logistics of doing so.) I
began with the obvious - the symbol for "woman." That basic symbol is comprised of safety
pins in homage to the cultural phenomenon that began in Australia when a woman was
harassed on public transportation for wearing a hajib. Another passenger supported her in
this attack. Afterward, people throughout Australia began wearing safety pins to indicate
that they were a "safe person" who could be trusted to be respectful of differences and
would act safely in word and deed. The practice continued in the U.K. after Brexit when hate
crimes escalated. It is my hope that we can utilize this practice here in the U.S. to help
alleviate the fears of so many people who worry that they will no longer be respected or
validated or safe in a Trump administration. Finally, the hands in the center of the circle
represent a diversity of demographic groups reaching toward one another for mutual
support. By seeking to understand and respect the experiences, opinions, and needs of
others, we can build a coalition that allows us truly to be . . . STRONGER TOGETHER.
HOW TO ORDER YOUR COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT
1) Email me at: email@example.com with the Following pieces of Crucial Information:
~ YOUR NAME
~ YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
~ YOUR PREFERRED SHIRT STYLE (both are long sleeved) - you can choose either a
neon pink Unisex TECH WEAR (so bright that it is probably visible from outer space) OR a
pink Women's Cut Cotton (still bright but not visible from outer space;)
~ YOUR PREFERRED SHIRT SIZE - you can choose from XS - 3XL in BOTH styles.
However, please know that the Tech Wear shirt runs almost two sizes "big"; and the
Women's Cut Cotton runs almost one size "big." For example: I am 5'6'; 36-38C; 160
pounds and usually wear a Medium shirt on a sparse day and a Large on a normal day.
HOWEVER, in these Commemorative shirts, the SMALL Tech Wear fits me comfortably,
the Medium Women's Cut fits me comfortably and the Small Women's Cut fits me snugly
but not immodestly!
~ WHAT YOU WANT ON THE SHIRT'S BACK - the front will have the Commemorative
Design BUT . . . you have THREE choices for what will be on the BACK of the shirt. It can
be BLANK OR it can have the NAMES of the people who have donated to the campaign
OR it can have the slogan "STONGER TOGETHER" with a MLK, Jr. Quote above and
2) Send your $50 payment! The easiest and safest means of doing so is to us the "Square
Cash" APP. (It's logo is green with a $ sign and it has both iPhone and Android versions.) If
you are using this Square Cash app for the first time, you will receive a $10 refund AND I
will receive an additional $10 to donate to the yWca in order support victims of domestic
violence!!! So, PLEASE simply download the APP on your smart phone. Once you have
set up your account, you will pay your $50 to: $LisaBallou. Then, you will click on your icon
(in the upper left hand corner) and scroll down until you find the words "reward code." Click
on "reward code" and type in: JJGDJDJ. It is that simple! By claiming your reward, you will
receive $10 in your Cash App account and I will receive an additional $10 for inviting you
and providing you with the code.
IF you are unable or uncomfortable using this APP, please feel free to mail your $50 check
to: Tri Turtle Wellness @ 2801 Cantu Ln. N.W. Seabeck, WA 98380
PLEASE feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org OR to call me at (360) 801-6500 if
you have any questions. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your interest in this Women's March
Commemorative Shirt and for your support of the yWca's work to support the victims of
Sincerely, Lisa J. Ballou, Tri Turtle Wellness