We designed a cool wrap bracelet exclusively for Shay. It's made with soft brown fabric and has three super cute cow horn charm accents attached to it. 100% of profits from each Shay wrap bracelet sold will help fund a multi-day training program for Songa Designs’ artisans.
Sarah Sternberg, who started Songa, gave me this bracelet and I absolutely love it. Today we are going to be meeting the women who make all these beautiful pieces. This is something I'm really excited about to wear when I get back as well. Songa is such an amazing organization because they're giving these women a platform to really be able to contribute to their community and to be able to create these tangible, beautiful pieces that everybody can enjoy around the world. The impact that it has on that community is huge. You give these women a confidence to know that they support one another and support their family. I think that in itself makes a huge difference.
Coincidentally, we also ran into some of her raving fans while in Rwanda - yes, Rwanda! After getting to know them and impressed with their "stalking" skills (they even call themselves Shay's Stalkers) we asked them what they had to say about their idol supporting women in Rwanda and how she positively influences millions of people across the globe.
Shay Mitchell is an inspiration to women all around the world. She has demonstrated her commitment to LGBTQ+ rights through her roles in popular tv shows and to women’s rights and education through her activist movements. Her work in Rwanda exemplifies her dedication to helping women recover from traumatic experiences, allowing them to develop careers that will establish their independence. This bracelet is a physical representation of Shay’s support for women in Rwanda.