July 31st was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – a date that symbolizes how far into the new year a black woman would need to work in order to match the amount her white, non-Hispanic male counterpart earned during the previous year. Social media buzzed with statistics, important information, and beautiful photos of some of our favorite women who are killing it in their respected fields.
If you paid close attention you noticed an on going trend throughout the day. Women like Yara Shahidi, Serena Williams, Issa Rae, and Tracee Ellis Ross were all rocking the same t-shirt that read, “Phenomenal Woman.” The empowering t-shirt was inspired by the iconic poem “Phenomenal Women” by Maya Angelou and created by Meena Harris.
Meena Harris is the founder of I’m An Entrepreneur, Bitch, an organization focused on women’s economic empowerment. When you purchase the “Phenomenal Woman” t-shirt you are supporting 7 different women-focused organizations – such as the Planned Parenthood Education Fund, The United State of Women, and Emerge America.
If you would like to purchase a shirt click here.