Here is a list of people to buy things from for this holiday season:
- Schizophrenic NYC – Awesome clothing and artwork that promotes mental health awareness and fights against stigma
Check out her shop! http://www.schizophrenic.nyc/mental-health-t-shirts/
Here’s some info from the creator, my girl, Michelle Hammer:
“Schizophrenic.NYC was created, founded, & designed by Michelle Hammer, a SchizophrenicNew Yorker who wants to make a difference in the way the mentally ill homeless are treated in NYC as well as change the way New Yorkers feel about mental illness. The concept behind the designs is that when the unmedicated person with Schizophrenia looks at a basic regular Rorschach test they see it with a whole different perspective. By redesigning the test with new colors and patterns, now everyone looks at the test with a whole new perspective.
Worse than having Schizophrenia, is being Schizophrenic or have any mental illness and being homeless. There is nothing that upsets us more than seeing mentally ill people living on the streets of NYC. We want this to change now. Together we can make a difference. With every purchase made a portion of our profits get donated to organizations around NYC that support the struggle of the mentally ill homeless. Together we can make a change. Join the movement.”
- Effin Birds
Aaron Reynolds created a series of artwork with different birds saying “fuck.” Here’s an example:
Find more stuff like this on Effin’ Birds website. You should buy it for everyone you know.
If you’re looking for some dope jewelry, check out these sites:
Delicate Raymond – This is Michelle Hammer’s roommate’s site!
Cherry Lou Productions – My friend Amanda makes awesome jewelry!
Zachary Pryor – https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZacharyPryor?ref=l2-shopheader-name I love this Portland based jewelry maker!
If you’re looking to get someone an inspirational book, check out Daniel Maurer’s book “Endure,” which is about people bouncing back from traumatic experiences. Daniel is one of my favorite writers and people.
Happy gift giving peeps!