Show Your Strength
This one’s for you girl! 4 years ago, on my birthday, I received the worlds worst news. My best friend, from birth, had taken her own life. I was devastated. I asked my mom to take me to John’s Hopkins to see her because they were keeping her body alive to donate her organs. She, in true Kelso style, was also giving back in the midst of her tragedy. Since that day I too have wanted to take my broken heart and make a difference. I have started this clothing line in her honor to give back. Every purchase you make 10% will go back to suicide prevention. I want everyone to know they matter, they belong, and they are loved! The name of my line was also inspired by my lifelong bestie. She had the word strength tattooed on her wrist and after her passing I got the same tattoo. STRENGTH ACTIVEWEAR is alive for her and for everyone who struggles with mental illness and thoughts of ending their lives here on earth. The semicolon on my apparel is also important to my brand. A semicolon is a symbol that is “used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.” I don’t want anyone else to make a permanent decision for temporary problem. Just STAY it will be worth it , I promise!!