I am from an all Black neighborhood in the heart of South Phoenix. Through my years of formerly competing in pageants, I’ve been blessed to meet some pretty amazing White people. White people who called in favors, and paid pageant fees, and cheered in the audience when my family could not afford to be there. They also encouraged me to be unapologetically Black in all White spaces.
These White people stepped in when they saw I could use a little push and are now some of my dearest friends and allies.
I realized many Black women in my community never got to, and may never get to, experience genuine support and friendship from White people the way I did. And it’s not because White people don’t care and aren’t willing- it’s because they don’t always know how they can support.
So, I've created a simple call to action. To White people (allies), who have asked how they can contribute to causes impacting disenfranchised communities..... behind the scenes, 1,000 Non Conforming Free Thinking Black Women in Phoenix strategically raised thousands of dollars to provide feminine hygiene-products, female condoms, and masks to sex workers, homeless women, and women in need during the pandemic. We also adopted a food pantry that we will continue to stock monthly.
ALLIES- here's where you come in... a $15 donation purchases a Non Conforming Free Thinking Black Woman shirt, which is gifted to a random Black woman with a special tag that says,“From an Ally who sees your efforts and cares.” 100% of the proceeds go to our adopted food pantry and community social impact initiatives! And, you've just put a smile on the face of a random Black Woman during times of high stress and racial tension.
We are so overwhelmed by the love and support we've received from allies all over the world. Thank you for your kind words and support. This may not be the solution to world peace, but it's one heck of a start.
-Britt J. Glover
Executive Director, Ally Project PHX
Your support and contribution will enable us to gift a NCFTBW shirt in your honor and fund our social impact initiatives in South Phoenix.