Difficult Conversations Chocolate Marshmallows (set of 12)
Black Lives Matter. This is not the conversation. The conversation is “how did we get here?” “how did we perpetuate a system that supports racism?” “what can we do to fix the problem of racism?” We wanted to create a marshmallow that helps facilitate conversations about race while supporting causes that further the end goal of eradicating racism. Use this box of chocolate mallows to start a conversation with your family, friends, co-workers; or as a motivator in your own reflections on race, privilege, and taking action.
100% of the Proceeds of this box will go toward Black Girl Ventures -- an amazing organization making a difference within the black community.
Black Girl Ventures is an organization providing Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, education, and leadership development in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship. (from blackgirlventures.org mission statement).
Founded in 2016 by Serial Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist Shelly Bell, Black Girl Ventures addresses the unique challenges Black and Brown women face in accessing social and financial capital to grow their businesses. We have funded 41 women of color, held 25 BGV Pitch Programs across 8 cities and served 168 participants.
Black Girl Ventures pledges to to accelerate 100,000 Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs through Community Building as a Service (CBaaS). Shifting the idea of community building from being viewed solely as a community service to a valid and viable business offering to ensure the development and growth of small businesses.
Why We Support BGV:
We believe that strong women are what build up economies. As female entrepreneurs, we understand that starting and growing a business is a 24/7 commitment, often faced with unique challenges -- for women of color, these challenges are 10x more difficult to overcome. As a shop owned by two white women, we are aware of and acknowledge our privilege and have done and will continue to do what we can to create a diverse community. What BGV offers is the type of financial support and access to resources that all entrepreneurs need to thrive, and they deserve all of our 100% support.