We’re live! With the launch of LèMert, we’re proud to also introduce our key item on the way to unity and kindness: The Human tee! As a team of diverse and international women, we’re ever inspired by stunning and wise women around the globe. Women taking care of each other and fighting for what they believe in. Our human t-shirt is here to connect brave, beautiful and bold women everywhere!
The human t-shirt is available online NOW. To celebrate this symbol of unity & kindness, we’d like to introduce some of our favorite humanitarian women.
Tarana Burke is a human and civil rights activist and the founder of the Me Too movement and the global hashtag #metoo. In 2006, she founded the movement to support survivors of sexual assault, particularly young women of color in low wealth communities. We admire this woman for standing up and speaking about her own experiences, opening the dialogue on sexual violence against women on a worldwide level.
Yara Shahidi is an American actress and model from African-American and Iranian-American descent who acts in the series Black-ish and Grown-ish, providing a platform to represent young people of color in the entertainment industry. At only 18 years old, she’s already well-known as an activist, focusing on getting her peers to vote and partnering with the Young Women’s Leadership Network of New York in mentoring poor people through education. This cool human was even noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University, which Yara will attend in the near future.
Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister and an international law and human rights specialist. She is qualified to work as a lawyer in the US and the UK and practiced at international courts such as the International Court of Justice in The Hague, making it her mission to help refugees everywhere. Next, to this, Amal is a professor on human rights at Columbia Law School. Together with her husband, she owns the Clooney Foundation for Justice to advance justice around the world. We don’t believe there is anything this amazing woman can’t do, and we’re in awe.
Dina Tokio (real name: Torkia) is part of a wave of ‘hijabi bloggers’, inspiring Muslim women showing off their love of fashion while wearing their hijabs. Half English and half Egyptian, this woman rebels against prejudice and blogs and vlogs about her handmade headscarves, beauty routines, and turban-wrapping tutorials. Her TV documentary about Muslim Miss World, a pageant in Indonesia, showed the world about Muslim culture in different countries around the world. Dina has that certain eye-rolling quality and style that we admire to no end.
Do we need to explain this one? RiRi is quite visible as one of the most badass women on the globe, and besides a thriving musical career, Rihanna was named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year for her work promoting education and healthcare. In 2012, she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation (in honor of her grandparents) to "support and fund innovative and effective education and health programs around the world." Her Foundation helps young people from Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica attend college and university in the US, in hopes of a better education. Also, RiRi is our sassy style icon for life!
Cheddy is THE mother of Dominican comedy, and a humanitarian gem at heart. She’s an actress playing in many funny films and also wrote a book called la Negrita Caridad, a true portrait of the life of a Dominican woman. As a stand-up comedian, Cheddy often speaks out against child prostitution and human trafficking. We’re hugely inspired by women standing up for others, using their voice boldly.
Connected to all these women, we proudly wear our LèMert human t-shirt. Order one now!