We have pared down our massive selection of print soaps to make room for a seasonal, collaborative product series with BIPOC artists! Going forward, our print soap offerings will feature work by a new artist each season. That artist and a non-profit of their choosing will each receive $1 contributions from the sale of every bar from their collection. Join us in bolstering BIPOC artists' creative work and supporting the nonprofits that matter to them!
Support Starla & LGBT Youth With Your Order
This season's featured artist is a creative 8th grader from New Jersey named Starla! Starla says she loves music, reading, baking, sewing, and of course, drawing. Her favorite movie at the moment is Jennifer's Body. Her favorite musicians are Soundgarden, Cyndi Lauper, and Le Tigre. She also loves soap!
Artist's Non-Profit Choice: The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the short film TREVOR, the nonprofit has since responded to hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis via their numerous in-person and online resources like Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops.
Why is it important to have suicide prevention services specifically for and accessible to LGBTQ youth? The numbers speak for themselves:
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24.
- LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth.
- LGB youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth.
- Of all the suicide attempts made by youth, LGB youth suicide attempts were almost five times as likely to require medical treatment than those of heterosexual youth.
- Suicide attempts by LGB youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers.
- In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25.
- LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection.
- 1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9–12) seriously considered suicide in the past year.
- Each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on average.
[The Trevor Project site has citations for each of these stats.]