Reclaiming #Charlottesville with MATTER Prints

This post was generously sponsored by MATTER Prints.  Note: I wrote the bulk of this post before the terrorizing events of August 11-12 took place. Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise that the folks at MATTER and I discussed this post months ago. I couldn't have foreseen how important it is to reclaim Charlottesville spaces…

Shout, Pray, Resist: The Neo-Nazis Are Coming to Charlottesville

By Keith Alan Sprouse, used with permission I tend to forget that people outside of Virginia have better things to do than stay up to date with Charlottesville news. But when the news is that hundreds (at least 400, maybe more) Neo-Nazis of various stripes and violence levels are planning to protest at a downtown…

Ethical Giveaway: American-made Denim & Leather Clutch from Hem + Haw

This post was produced in partnership with Hem + Haw. When Hope, founder of new domestically produced purse line Hem + Haw, initially reached out to me, she had no idea we shared the Charlottesville connection. It amazes and sort of baffles me how many people in the ethical consumerism space have lived for a time in…

The Moral Wardrobe: Wear Anywhere OESH Shoes, 3-D Printed in Charlottesville

A few weeks ago, I was checking the StyleWise inbox when a familiar name caught my attention. I opened the email to discover that my friend, Maggie, writer of this piece on badass grandmas, had recently started working for a local shoe company called OESH, and that they were interested in doing a collaboration (they provided…