This was the third Women's March hosted in Baltimore, Maryland. As the conversation of equal rights continues, we knew we wanted to highlight our female community in January. As creative business owners, we knew we wanted to come up with an expressive opportunity to share with close friends we would be marching alongside. The idea to host a "Bring Your Own Jacket Party" came to mind.
Excited to move forward, Jess Albins Events and Ashton Kelley Photography set a date to host the event a week before the Baltimore Women's March. Admiral's Cup hosted our Galentine's themed party. Girls gathered, entering the room with jackets of their choice. Lettering experts Signs of Our Lives and Robinhill Brand guided us with their artistic knowledge. As we began to craft, we discussed what we would be lettering. Those conversations were honest, intimate, and the perfect way for women to connect with one another.
One week later, we met early in the morning at Miss Shirley's Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland. Over waffles, we discussed more about why we march. Our girl gang was dressed in layers, ready to embrace the cold for a walk around Federal Hill. After some photos of our empowering jackets, we arrived to the rally at Baltimore City Hall. We marched together in gear that made us feel powerful. Here are a few reasons, "why."