Well, here we go! As promised we have set up an easy to use and hassle free website for the purchase of our products through a company called Spreadshirt. Unfortunately Teespring was not the best option for producing these shirts due to their pledging system which also meant that there was a long wait before t-shirts were printed and delivered.
We are proud to be able to tell you that we now have an official featured charity; Body Gossip! Body Gossip (BG) campaigns through Arts and Education to empower every body to be the best version of themselves and rock their own brand of gorgeous, and we at the self-esTEEm campaign are proud to say that we will be donating 10% of our profits to this wonderful confidence boosting team.
As soon as I saw the self-esTEEm campaign I knew I had to wear one of the shirts. It’s a fantastic idea, and creates a talking point with other people. I don’t even mind them staring at my chest when I know they want to ask “What does that say?” The answer raises a shared smile and most people wish they could wear one themselves, or certainly know someone else they’d like to buy one for. And it’s not to point the finger at another individual’s vulnerability; the intention is to empower.
At some point in my life (but very early on) I decided that I wasn’t ‘enough’ of anything. I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough, slim enough, creative enough, likeable enough, able enough. These thoughts plagued me throughout my life, taking me down paths I shouldn’t have been on, leading me away from all of the things I’d ever wanted.
I’ve suffered from low self-esteem since the age of 13 as a result of bullying while at secondary school. I was never considered “cool” enough at school since I was not wearing the latest trainers nor did I wear the latest fashions. This went on for a couple of years and this was to have a profound impact upon the way I would see myself in the future.
Last weekend I attended London Film and Comic Convention; luckily my self-esTEEm campaign order arrived just in time (as did Michael and Luke’s orders) so I could take them with me to the city.
Aaaaand… WE MADE IT!
We have good news!!!
Well, after a little bit of a rethink we decided it would be best to lower the goal again, this time to 20. Surely this can’t fail! We have 17 pledges already and over four days to go before the end of our pledge.