Empowering Women and Little Girls to Dream Big!
“I may be the first woman to hold this office. But I won’t be the last.”
- Kamala Harris
As a mom of a little brown girl, Stella, this statement by Kamala brought me to tears. It's important to me that Stella has women that she can look up to. I was immediately inspired to create the Dream Big Leggings Collection for women and especially, little girls. This collection isn’t about politics, it is a collection that speaks to women empowerment! It is a collection that inspires little girls, like my Stella, to dream big!
We all saw the now famous image that went viral created by Bria Goeller based on the vision of Carl Gordon Jones with Kamala Harris and Ruby Bridges as her shadow. This image perfectly showcased the parallels between two Black women’s strength in the face of opposition. This is what I wanted to capture in this new collection, a new chapter in our American History where women continue to break the glass ceiling.
Tes Jamison, a Miami Fitwear customer shared, “I feel extremely proud to be able to have my daughters wear clothing with strong confident women that look just like them 😍. My daughters said ‘mommy look she looks just likes me. I love it.’" This was my goal!
Oforiwaa Sam, model, shared with me during our photo shoot, “Kamala Harris being elected into office as the first woman of color and Vice President is an inspiring accomplishment which paves way for younger women like myself to dream and believe that there are more possibilities to what we can accomplish if we persist. It empowers women in a sense that it shows that there is no limit to what women can and are capable of doing as long we accept that we have the power to create the change that we want."
"My daughters now understand that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. My wife and I are raising two VERY strong, intelligent and beautiful girls. They now both tell us that when they grow up, they will be the president of the United States of America...and for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I believe them!" - Charonda Wilson.
A portion of the proceeds from the Dream Big Collection will be donated to Black Girls Rock. I selected this non-profit as they represent Black girl game changers, creatives and innovators. They create opportunities for Black women to gather, celebrate and elevate their contributions to the world. They rock their truth and exude Black brilliance. For additional information about Black Girls Rock, watch the video or visit: https://www.blackgirlsrock.com
I am so proud of what this collection represents. At Miami Fitwear, we want you to empower your self-expression each and every day and to dream big!
Founder and CEO, Miami Fitwear
*Kamala Harris mural created by Hector Guerra