Throughout December 2019, we are collaborating with UK-based lifestyle clothing company Sassy Apparel to give you a chance to celebrate the political activists and revolutionaries of the past and present…and win a freebie or two.
Sassy Apparel uses fashion as a vehicle to engage the public on political issues. The company was launched in November 2015 by final-year political student Edem Ntumy who had spent the previous three years representing students in colleges and universities nationally.
“It struck me that more people could be engaged with political issues through fashion because our choice of clothing, after all, is an expression of who we are and what we believe in,” she said.
Edem is a political activist and social commentator whose work focuses on anti-racism, anti-cuts and sexual health. The Sassy Apparel brand is dedicated to expressing progressive politics, cultural identity and celebrating pop culture.
The nice people at Sassy Apparel have agreed to give away a t-shirt or crop top to two MisBeee Writes subscribers. Anyone is eligible to enter the competition but postage and packaging can only be covered for UK winners.
Head over to the Sassy Apparel website to see the range of T-shirts that celebrate such African revolutionaries as Sierra Leone’s Adelaide Casley-Hayford, Nigeria’s Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, South Africa’s Miriam Makeba, Kenya’s Wangari Maathai and Ghana’s Yaa Asantewaa.
The Sassy Apparel collection includes a the ‘Believe women’ range inspired by the movement and bravery of the many women speaking up against the culture of sexism and misogyny.
The Black British revolutionaries range celebrates women who have contributed to revolutionary struggle in Britain, such as Althea Jones, Beryl Gilroy, Beverley Bryan, Claudia Jones and Olive Morris.
The t-shirts are made from organic and Fairtrade cotton, printed with non-toxic ink and in 100% recyclable packaging.
The company also sells a range of sweatshirts, leggings, bags, mugs as well as t-shirts for children.
Win your freebie
To be in with a chance of winning, follow these three easy steps:
- Click the follow button on msbwrites.co.uk (where you can also download your PDF copy of AKADi or visit AKADi Magazine to see a digital copy of the first issue)
- Send us a screenshot to prove you’ve subscribed to email@example.com
- Wait till the end of December when we announce the winners.
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