Mariangela Abeo (they/them) is the photographer and creator of the Faces of Fortitude movement, which began as a project consisting of a series of portraits documenting the healing of those affected by suicide. After losing their brother over a decade ago to suicide, and surviving their own severe attempt as a teen, Mariangela initially started this movement for their own healing. The project has since expanded into TEDx and other public speaking events, traveling gallery exhibits, a podcast, and two upcoming books. Mariangela’s gifts suggestions are for socially conscious folks, with products and services from Black-owned and trans-owned businesses.... more
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“Nichelle Alderson makes incredible products, offers wellness products and services that improve the conditions of communities of color. By supporting this business you will be supporting a female black owned small business.”
“Arthur Burns makes such fun trans positive products, anything you buy supports a PNW trans owned business and these earrings are my favorite.”
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Fresh Chalk has partnered with Mariangela to support Ingersoll Gender Center. “They’re one of the longest standing orgs both run and for the transgender and nonconforming community in the US,” says Mariangela. “They have an incredibly extensive database of transgender and gnc friendly healthcare providers, a SUPER knowledgable staff that helps with things like equity in employment, housing issues, gender affirming documentation as well as financial assistance.”
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