Here I am together with Kim Kardashian’s prior stylist Stephanie Shepherd in Kampala. You probably thinking how, why?
Here it is:
A video on Instagram had gone viral when all Stephanie wanted for her 30 year old birthday was to raise 30k to provide 15,000 school girls with panties. You’re probably thinking panties? Everyone can afford that! The answer is no. To have panties in 2019 is a privilege.
Many school girls in Uganda don’t have panties, and if they do, it’s one of the few they own simply because their parents gotta choose between feeding their family or giving their daughters panties.
First Tine sent me the video, then another friend sent me it, then when I went back on Instagram 15 more had sent me the video. I thought, I need to contact her, cause even though it’s essential to have panties, it’s just as important to have pads. So I thought we definitely should collaborate.
But how on earth do you reach someone like Stephanie Shepherd? I ended up sending her a message on Instagram, but with 1.5 million followers, she didn’t see my message. Tine suggested that I made a post instead where I would ask my followers to tag Stephanie. 150 tagged her (you guys rock), and she messaged me back. I couldn’t believe it when I saw she wanted to meet with me in Uganda! And here we are now where She for She and Khana Panties has made a partnership where we for every pad bag we give out to schoolgirls, we also give two panties and soap to wash the panties with.
You should see how happy these schoolgirls are when they’re told that not only are they receiving reusable pads, but also panties!
There are so many things I take for granted, but my work constantly reminds me to be grateful everyday, even for the little things like panties.