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“Having an open heart came from a childhood of wanting to be accepted and wanting to be a part and never being a part,” says Ceyenne Doroshow.
Growing up in the 70’s, Ceyennne never played in the dirt or liked sports. She did not resonate with being gay, lesbian or with the word tranvestite. Though she was assigned “boy” at birth, Ceyenne knew that she was a young lady in the vein of her mother and grandmother - proud and stylish women known for fantastical church ensembles - even though they did not initially see Ceyenne for who she was. Refusing to erase herself, Ceyenne left home as a teen. She lived on the street, surviving as a sex worker while facing heinous acts of exclusion, arrests and stereotyping - all during a time where society didn’t yet have the words to describe who she was. Ceyenne’s only refuge was the eclectic melting pot of 70’s/80’s downtown NY, where she felt welcomed, nurtured and seen. This included one profound moment of understanding her identity: when a fellow Transgender woman asked Ceyenne to give her a hormone shot. Eventually Ceyenne’s journey led to her becoming a powerful matriarch of the Transgender society, taking in any and all who were marginalized like she was. Ceyenne has founded G.L.I.T.S (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society), an agency that centers on harm reduction, health care, housing and education for the Trans community.
“Why [G.L.I.T.S]?” she says, “Because I said so. Because we have never been considered first...We are still a people behind. So I put us first.”
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Who is the Honey Pot?
The first complete feminine care system, powered by herbs™ that honors the ultimate creative force of the vagina, without shame. Made by women. 100% natural.
Why did we choose the Honey Pot?
We love Honey Pot because they are made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas, regardless of gender expression. Founder Bea Dixon, who is a forthcoming storyteller in our What’s Underneath: Black Voices series, is a rock star who is unapologetic in her self-expression, her determination to live life on her own terms, her vision for her company as a Black female entrepreneur, and the integrity with which she makes her natural products.
Who is True & Co.?
True & Co. was started with a belief that bras could be better. With input from 9 million real women, they developed a line of undergarments in fabrics and constructions that support exactly the way you want to be supported.
Why did we choose True & Co.?
We love True & Co because real people and their stories are at the heart of their brand. They celebrate women’s bodies, regardless of shape and size, and encourage consumers to share their truths, insecurities, etc through their social media campaign, #TogetherWeAreTrue. Whether it is body acceptance, postpartum struggles, issues with skin, aging, and weight, all people are encouraged to share their personal journeys and are valued in the True & Co community.