This Is Me.
A project by: Shaaba and Jamie.
We’re raising £3207 to kick-start a functional clothing brand: This Is Me.
This social enterprise aims to make the world a better place in 3 main ways:
1. Helping the LGBT+ community be confident with expressing their true selves with our unique functional clothing
2. Providing a forum for minority groups to get advice and support from the community
3. Giving 20% of everything we make back into the community with giveaways and donations
This Is Us
Hello! We are Shaaba Lotun and Jamie Raines, two post-grad students from Essex.
Shaaba studies law and business management, and enjoys playing the piano, being bossy, and making really quirky cakes.
Jamie studies pyschology, and enjoys video-gaming, Coca-Cola, and naps.
We’re both utterly obsessed with cats, YouTube, and helping the LGBT+ community.
If you want to know more about us, feel free to ask!
Once upon a time…
Jamie came out as transgender in 2011, and we’ve been documenting Jamie’s transition online ever since.
He takes lots of photos of his face, we talk about transitioning, and we record ourselves doing silly things to make people smile. We’re so proud to hear so many LGBT+ people, friends, and family, say that we’ve managed to help them, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon!
It’s our aim to continue building awareness and understanding of the LGBT+ community, hopefully leading to greater acceptance and equality, and we think This Is Me. is just the way to do it.
Jamie answers community questions almost every day, and every week we put up new videos to try and increase confidence and understanding of what being transgender means.
We are so committed to this cause, and by supporting us with this venture, you too will help promote equality and allow people to embrace their true selves.
Donations will go towards
Brand completion – £25
Registration and brand protection – £530
Website domains and hosting – £180
Stationary, printing, packing and postage – £340
Photoshoot equipment – £70
Stock (wristbands, caps, t-shirts, posters, bags, stickers) – £1200
Any amounts received above our minimum target will go towards additional stock, travel reimbursement for LGBT+ models, and initial giveaways and donations to the LGBT+ community.
We have already spent over £300 of our personal funds on setting up This Is Me., and community giveaways.
We really do appreciate all of your support, whether it be through donating, or simply feeling inspired to be confident and yourself!
As just a small thank you for any donation, do take a look at the rewards that we are super excited to give away.
Keep up to date!
We’ll be posting regular updates on Facebook here:
Follow the page to get some updates!
If you want to see why this all started, take a look here:
We’re both very invested in promoting LGBT+ awareness, understanding, and equality. Just in case you’re interested, here are just a few of the projects that we’ve been involved in. They’re all fantastic causes, so be sure to follow their project pages for updates, releases, and exciting news!
Dear Buzzfeed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYuipbRGu5s
Channel 4, Born in the Wrong Body Season: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/born-in-the-wrong-body-season
Turning Point Documentary: https://www.facebook.com/Turning-Point-1716536281948292/?fref=ts
No Filter, Pride in London: http://prideinlondon.org/campaigns/nofilter
Acts of Greatness: http://actsofgreatness.org/
Thank you so much for taking the time to look through our campaign page.
If you’re able and willing, please spread the message of This Is Me. and support its beginning in any way you can.
At the very least, just remember to be proud of who you are.
Enjoy the rest of your day!