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Dissent pins has a women in science line and 50% of profits go to Black Girls Code, DIY Girls and Chicktech! At around $15-$20 apiece they make a perfect affordable gift – my favorite are the Ada Lovelace Punchcard Earrings

Here’s the story behind Dissent Pins: In the week following the 2016 election, I heard one story that inspired me. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a special collar she wears on days when she dissents from decisions being handed down by the Supreme Court. (She also has a collar she wears when she’s reading majority opinions.)

Justice Ginsburg wore her “dissent collar” on November 9, 2016, a day when no opinions were read.

I decided to make replicas of RBG’s collar as a holiday gift, and contacted one of my favorite illustrators, Caitlin Kuhwald, who produced the illustration that was turned into 100 hard enamel pins. As I gave them out, I got more and more requests for them.

Then, on January 28th, I watched videos and photos of lawyers lining up in airports to offer assistance to people coming into the US. My first thought was: these are lawyers that should never want for resources. So I asked Caitlin to help me make a package for the Dissent Collar pins, and we opened this store.

50% of the profits from every Dissent Pins product will go to organizations doing important work right now: the work of defending our democracy.

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