**On December 19, 2018, we edited this post to include pictoral evidence of payment which you'll find at the bottom (aka receipts) ;-)
Since I heard that Cyntoia Brown wouldn't be eligible for parole for 51 years, her case has been heavy on my mind. With renewed vigor, I resumed posting about her case. As many of you know, I've used this platform to call attention to the issues of the day and this is certainly an important one that deserves attention. But after a recent "insta-argment" I've realized it deserves more than just attention.
Her case hurts me. As a proud parent of beautiful Black girls, I can't imagine what Cyntoia went through - AS A CHILD. It's unconscionable. And underneath one of my Instagram posts, someone charged me: "How much money have you put on her books?" I was dumbstruck.
And I felt indicted. So now I want to put my money where my mouth is. With your partnership, we are going to make an impact on this young lady's life. We are going to do more than just give her moral support. We are going to put money on her books. We are going to aid in her level of comfort in this holiday season. So I will be donating $5 from every single item sold between now and Monday to Cyntoia's commissary fund.
Help us make an impact. Help us demonstrate the power of the Village (aka Collective Economics). Help us show that there are people striving to make a difference in the world. Help us push back against the evils that would revictimize a woman who was raped and trafficked by monsters. Help us. And if you can't cop a shirt, feel free to donate whatever you can here:
AND PLEASE BELIEVE, we believe in receipts. So Monday we'll post receipts on all our social media channels so you can see what we did and what we are capable of. Oh one more thing, even if you don't have a dollar to donate, at least click share. It takes no money to spread the word ;-)
Sending love and light from the windy city,
Hannibal Pace, founder/Lead Servant