• Love More by Sarit Z Rogers

It’s a Compassion Revolution

We have been talking about hoodies for a year. We did a survey, jotted down the stats, but still, they never came to fruition. The economy hasn't been kind to us and well, staying afloat was more important than a hoodie. But then I had an idea! Why not create what we wanted on TeeSpring and give YOU what you want while supporting this movement? Voila! A hoodie was born! As TeeSpring goes, they are short campaigns that rely on  YOU to share and purchase so it can tip. We have 5 days to go, so let's rock and roll! I cannot wait to rock mine!

In other news, it's our wonderful Co-Founder, Joseph Rogers' birthday. He posted on Facebook taht all he wants for his birthday is for folks to support the LoveMore Movement, buy a hoodie, and start a #CompassionRevolution!

Please tweet, instagram, facebook, scream on the top of a mountain, etc. You are welcome to use one of the images and this info:

Support the @LoveMoreMovement! Grab a hoodie and Start a #CompassionRevolution --> teespring.com/lovemoremovement

This is the front:

Compassion Revolution: Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the back

 

:Screenshot 2016-04-19 11.51.35

Never Underestimate The Power of Wearing a Safety Pin

Never Underestimate The Power of Wearing a Safety Pin

The safety pin movement was inspired by the British response to Brexit, and I will tell you, my experiences in the world this week have shown me how much we NEED to do this and more. Really, it's a "small" yet viable way to show solidarity. While in Target last night, in the grocery store, and out in the world, I have been unsure who is safe and who is unsafe--frankly, the social introvert has been silenced. The LoveMore Movement will wear a Safety Pin in an effort to show solidarity, offer sup...

Read More »

October Donations: Stop Gun Violence!

Love More Movement Peeps:

We are tired: Tired of opening our eyes to new acts of violence on a regular basis. Tired of the never ending acts of gun violence which leave countless families suffering, mired in their grief and anger. Tired of having to attempt to explain to our children why this violence continues to occur. We are just tired. There is simply no justification for any gun violence, random school shootings, police violence, or any acts of violence toward another human being. For me, one  question that keeps coming  up is, Why are we spending so much time trying to create stricter laws around how women manage their own bodies, but we spend so little time trying to create stricter laws around guns? Hm.

Every month here at the LoveMore Movement, we are trying to find a way to donate to a relevant cause in our community. There are so many, I don't even know where to start. This month, we have decided to donate 20% of all T-shirt sales to The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Our goal is to  donate a minimum of $100 this month. We would obviously like to donate more. To do this, we need to sell 15 tees! Can you help us do this?

compassion

 

 

 

September Donations: RAINN.org

It's an honor and a privilege to donate to organizations whose work we admire and whose work touches the lives of so many. Thank you to everyone who bought a LoveMore Movement tee to support the Curtis Washington Fund. We donated close to $100 to them because of YOU.

This month, we want to donate 20% of all sales to RAINN.ORG, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. This is an organization near and dear to me. RAINN provides 24-hour support to abuse victims through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE, a national partnership of over 1100 sexual assault service providers! Services are free and confidential and available 24/7.

September Donations

I recently wrote a piece for the Tattooed Buddha, which touches upon the damage abuse can do. The Tattooed Buddha and Rebelle Society are dedicating the month of September to stories from survivors.  More often than not, our system doesn't protect victims of domestic violence or sexual assault unless there's absolute and utter mayhem. Victims of abuse tend to stay silent, holding their trauma and pain inside. And when they do speak out, when their stories are shared, it's not uncommon to hear things like, "Are you sure you want to say THAT?" or "But he's such a nice guy," or "Don't be so dramatic." I could go on and on and on. So, in honor of our sisters, mothers, daughters, ourselves, use your voice. Share your stories. Speak out. As Maggie Kuhn once said, "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes."

Grab your tees, stickers, and patches at LoveMoreMovement.com and help us give back to RAINN. No codes necessary. Stop the madness.

Love and gratitude,

Sarit

PS: New swag as soon as we move out the old!

Chris Tilley: Courage, Love, and Tattoos

Chris Tilley: Courage, Love, and Tattoos

Our friend Chris Tilley recently lost the love of his life, Pat-E, to cancer. They were together for 18 years. It was a tough process, but he stood beside her through thick and thin. Pat-E was incredibly brave, she wore her heart on her sleeve until the very end. Her posts on Facebook were heartfelt and wise. Chris, a long-time dharma practitioner, sat beside her, meditated with her, sent her metta, and worked with her to remain grounded and present through the dying process.   As many of y...

Read More »
Celebrating Community: The LoveMore Movement is 2!

Celebrating Community: The LoveMore Movement is 2!

The LoveMore Movement is celebrating community, which means we are ultimately celebrating YOU. We are so excited that we have made it this far. The LoveMore Movement was merely an idea, a heartfelt impetus to celebrate change and love and generosity, to encourage forgiveness, compassion, and service through photography, writing, and action. The images I have taken thus far are all part of the larger picture: a book that you can hold in your hands, share and peruse time and time again. It is a ce...

Read More »
New Swag and it Supports the Pink Ink Fund!

New Swag and it Supports the Pink Ink Fund!

I am so excited to share this! August is my birthday month and we are making lots of changes here at the LoveMore Movement hub. For starters, we have some new swag: Limited Edition LoveMore Patches that will support the AMAZING organization The Pink Ink Fund founded by the inspiring Amy Black. These Limited Edition 3" iron-on LoveMore Patches made to fit on the things you wear the most. Patch it up! old school. I know I'm putting one on my meditation cushion. Where will you put yours? Here's a ...

Read More »
LoveMore Movement Update!

LoveMore Movement Update!

We are making some changes at the LoveMore Movement hub, and we think you'll totally dig 'em! Instead of donating a percentage of each t-shirt sale, we will be donating a flat amount: Buy a t-shirt, and we will donate $5! That's a little more than 10% and we feel really freaking good about it. We are not a fashion line, but we love a good tee and we want you to be able to rock something you're proud of. It's more important for us to give back to others than anything else. That said we want to br...

Read More »
First, A Hand to the Heart

First, A Hand to the Heart

Some days, the process of loving more has zero to do with extending a hand outward: it has everything to do with placing a hand on your heart. The LoveMore Movement encourages you to take care of yourself before you take care of others. We encourage you to help build a community that will lead by example. Some days, we may fall apart. And that's ok. Some days, we may stand really tall. That's ok too. Tonight, I went to meditation feeling like my nervous system was completely askew.Tonight, when ...

Read More »
The Heart of an Activist Who Loves More

The Heart of an Activist Who Loves More

I don’t know how not to be an activist. I don't know how not to be the truth in the shadow of a lie. I just don't know any other way. When I was a kid, I was considered an upstart. I always pointed out the truth when it was inconvenient to do so. For some reason, my brain was wired for reality, wired for truth, wired to seek knowledge and wired for compassion. When I was 5, and my uncle took me to Disneyland for the first time, I loudly exclaimed, "This is all a lie!" He was dumbfounded and emb...

Read More »

I am Grateful: I Wonder

Perhaps growing up needing has made me appreciate what I have in a way that I otherwise might not. Perhaps it is remembering the food stamp lines, eyes cast down in shame, embarrassment, and anger that make me view what I have with such gratitude. Perhaps it was being teased because I was different that makes me love the way I do. Perhaps it was surviving my own darkness, emerging into light that has made me desirous of holding a lantern for others.  Each day, I wake hungry for light, for the air against my skin, the feel of my breath coaxing its way through my body. I wake grateful that I am alive and capable. I wonder whom I will meet, whom I will speak to, who will inspire me. I wonder.

Sarit 5

This adventure of creating the LoveMore Movement has been a day-to-day meandering to my personal edge. My shyness (Yeah, I know. Me, shy? But it's true! I swear. Ask my bestie, she'll tell you stories.) is quickly being chucked to the side. I finally woke up, grabbed hold of a dream and started to make it a reality. But you know what? Grabbing hold of it is one thing, making it a reality is some scary shit. Really scary. Because even though I wake up curious and full of wonder, there is also some fear.

Old Navy is selling a shirt that says "Love More" across the chest; it costs 10 bucks. It's just a slogan, some spiritual commodification. And there's us: we are making shirts that say "LoveMore" on the sleeve in a beautiful heart that my friend Drew designed, and LoveMore Movement across the chest. They'll be a little more than Old Navy, at 35-40 bucks, but there is a difference: we are donating 10% to organizations that are urgently working toward things like: ending violence toward women (VDay); using the power of yoga to "inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grass roots social change" (Off the Mat, Into the World), and an organization committed to social justice, bringing meditation into prisons, feeding the homeless, and working to help those suffering from addiction (Against the Stream).

So why the fear? Perhaps because venturing into the world of "how much can we get for less" is daunting. But I have to remind myself of this: I started the LoveMore Movement because I am grateful. I started the LoveMore Movement because I need to give back. I remember what it was like in the dark. I remember what it was like to feel hopeless. So, I go back to the beginning and remember:

Each day, I wake hungry for light, for the air against my skin, the feel of my breath coaxing its way through my body. I wake grateful that I am alive and capable. I wonder whom I will meet, whom I will speak to, who will inspire me. I wonder.

Enhanced by Zemanta
1 2
Customize

Customize

Header Style Horizontal Vertical
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com

All Teal, Navy, and Brown tees are on sale until they're GONE! xoxo

http://lovemoremovement.com/product/mens-lovemore-movement-logo-tee/