What a blessed year we experienced! Thank you H.I. Lovers for your continued support of HUMAN INTONATION. Because of you, we continue to see growth in our apparel brand, media coverage, and community outreach! We look forward to a New Year of using fashion to raise awareness while donating 20% of the proceeds from each of our sales to social & human rights issues that affect us all.
Just in time for 2013 check out Verneda's newest article on Huffington Post Impact entitled "Counting Our Blessings in 2013: What Will You Do With Yours?" here!
And check out below for a few best of the best highlights from 2012.
In Case You Missed It!!! A Few Special Moments in 2012
September - Verneda White Receives Daily Points of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush!
For our service in using fashion as a platform for change through HUMAN INTONATION, and our work with HandsOn New Orleans, the Daily Points of Light Award is given to individuals who find innovative ways to meet community needs.
Check out details of Verneda White's profile as a Daily Point of Light Award Honoree here and see what is happening with HONO now here!
October - Verneda White Now Writing For The Huffington Post!
Coming off the heels of the Daily Points of Light Award, Founder Verneda White became the newest member of the Huffington Post Blog Team. Check out all four of our articles to date here and continue to like and share as our new postings go up!
Verneda White empowering constituents of Positive Health Project
May - Second HUMAN INTONATION Empowerment Tee Workshop with PHP
We are very excited to have completed our second HUMAN INTONATION presents...An Empowerment Tee Workshop with the harm reduction agency Positive Health Project (PHP).
It was our first time working hands on with the Transgender community and after an engaging discussion the participants enjoyed making their own HUMAN INTONATION Empowerment Tee!
August - Verneda White Gives Keynote at AIDS Care Conference
Focused on empowering women of color to engage in conversation, to raise awareness around HIV, and to consider getting tested for HIV, Verneda White spoke on the subject of "Making the Decision to Use Protection Every Single Time" at the "A Call to Women of Color" hosted by AIDS Care Rochester.
Thank you to everyone who invited H.I. for a Speaking Engagement this year!
January - HUMAN INTONATION featured in Uptown Magazine!
We appreciate all the love and support the Uptown Magazine family has continued to show HUMAN INTONATION! We received our first print feature in a national magazine this year!
June - Salt N Pepa Rock HIV Tees Produced by HUMAN INTONATION
At this year's Love + Politics II we were excited to see such strong support from the likes of Salt (of Salt N Pepa) and C. Virginia Fields who are now rocking their own HIV tees produced by HUMAN INTONATION and designed by Richard Harris and Verneda White!
Thank you to NBLCA, Dr. Aletha Maybank, Athena Moore, and Brian Benjamin!
April - Naked Radio Show with Maria Davis
Hosted by relationship blogger Anslem Samuel of Naked With Socks On, our feature on the Naked Radio Show took on the topic of "The Realities of Living With HIV/AIDS". I had the chance to bring our work in addressing HIV/AIDS to the table, all while sharing the guest booth with the most awesome HIV/AIDS Activist Maria Davis!
November - NV Magazine Names Verneda White a 2012 Mover & Shaker
Chosen among those are making strides in innovation, business, and social impact, Verneda will be featured on the cover of NV Magazine, and look out for a January 2013 event to celebrate the esteemed list of Movers & Shakers.
Check out photos from behind the scenes at the Movers & Shakers photoshoot here!
Impact of H.I. Non-Profit Partners
In 2012, HUMAN INTONATION continued to support four extraordinary causes: Youth & Minority HIV/AIDS Prevention, Building Sustainable Communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Education for Children in Darfur, and Uplifting the Citizens of Haiti.
We are especially excited that we deepened our relationship with Advocates For Youth this year as Verneda White joined the AFY Youth Fundraising Advisory Board to support in new ways. Continue to help us raise funds for AFY by donating $10 today here!
Thank You to Our 2012 Supporters & Partners:
Points of Light/HandsOn Network
The Huffington Post
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
Together - Apart
Keith Moore Photography
Danielle K. Stewart of Dani-DK
NYC Department of Health
Dr. Aletha Maybank
Naked With Socks On
Uptown Health Link
The Vix Group
Positive Health Project
AIDS Care Rochester
New York City Mission Society
The BLK Project
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
European Business School London
Qlick Who Shot Ya
O da Supastarr
The Lorenzo Jackson Foundation
First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
Single Black Male
African American Coalition Against AIDS
Laschelle Dana-Marie Stewart
and Many More!!!!
WISHING YOU THE BEST IN 2013 H.I. LOVERS!!!
Make a difference this New Year! Purchase and support apparel by HUMAN INTONATION, on sale at www.humanintonation.com. HUMAN INTONATION gives 20% of the proceeds from each sale to our non-profit partners! "Like Us" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HUMANINTONATION! This is The NEW Purpose of Fashion!!!