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    POWER JACKETS EMPOWERING WOMEN

    Women in Baltimore make a statement by creating lettered jackets to wear for the 2019 Baltimore Women's March.

    POWER JACKETS FOR EMPOWERED WOMEN

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    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."

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    @living_alexis says "I think that it’s time for women to feel empowered to conquer and overcome whatever stands in their way. My quote is a lyric from my favorite Nikki Minaj rap verse."

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    @romancebymyoshi "I’m looking to break down what it means to be a women who is a sex positive Sexual Wellness Educator and to uplift Women AND Men by Empowering, Educating, and Entertaining ALL people in thier sexuality! So, Let’s Talk About Sex!"

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    jessalbinsevents says, "For me, I march for unity. It's about togetherness. It's about women supporting and empowering each other to be the best version of themselves and helping one another to get there. We march for all the little girls out there who need a SHero."

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    @megapixelsmedia says " We have all felt the negative impact of inequality in some shape or form in our lives. I believe treating each other with equality is one of the easiest and most compassionate steps to making the world a kinder and more productive place. I hope that when people read that on my jacket, they will think twice about the importance of equality within their workplace and home. "

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    @jennifer1827 says "Girls and young women growing up are told that their opinions don't matter, their feelings aren't valid, and that their ideas aren't good enough. I march because I want my students to know that they matter and they they can change the world. I march because women deserve more."

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    @robinhillbrand says "My mother is the strongest person I know & drives me each day. We’ve gone through so much together & I'm proud to have her in my corner. Proud to have her strength."

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    Ladies march in custom jackets by Signs Of Our Lives and Robinhill Brand of Baltimore, Maryland for the 2019 Women's March.

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