Blergh. They tell me I need an origin story. I would rather have my nails pulled out by birds than write an origin story. My super awesome, mother flippin gloves should speak for themselves. By the way, you should buy some. They're here. Click here
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Fuck. Fine. sToP yelling at me minions!
Picture it. It's 2017, I am 39 years old and recently laid off. Bingeing Game of Thrones like nobody's business. Thinking to myself what the fuck happened. Rule follower Susie did what they told me! I got a job, got married, had kids and bought a fierce picket fence. Yet here I am, still trying to figure it all out with a shitload of mouths to feed. Ripe for a mid-life crisis and fresh out of Thrones, I watched Jim Carrey's commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management. Who knew the guy that gave me the most significant punch line for talking out of my ass would also inspire me to say something and create Flip'em the Bird.
“Don't fuck with me, fellas.” ― Joan Crawford
With the help of one of my closest friends Natalie Buckman (YogaBird, LLC) we brainstormed, prototyped, and purchased a set of products that have something to say. A good set of fingerless gloves that gave us the opportunity to swear at work felt like the perfect fit for phase one.
"There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. It's dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that." - Mark Twain, a Biography
In the next phase of Flip'em the Bird, we will be giving back to those who need a stronger voice. It's called Swearing is Caring. We are dedicating time and money to various organizations whose mission and work are helping to create solutions in ending domestic violence. These organizations are leading the conversation to be part of the solution. Leading conversations in an open and constructive way to "help end the shame and stigma that domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are burdened with (1)". As Flip'em the Bird grows, we will continue to stand with people who need help, but don't always know how to ask for it.
(1) “Domestice Violence Awareness Month.” FEW’s News, vol. 50, no. 5, Federally Employed Women, Inc., 1 Sept. 2018, p. 4.
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