WorldApart

World Apart Movement

New York, United States · 9 Sales

WorldApart

World Apart Movement

New York, United States 9 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Just your average 19 year old college student dedicated to educate women throughout the Middle East by raising both awareness and funds to send to those in need.

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Just your average 19 year old college student dedicated to educate women throughout the Middle East by raising both awareness and funds to send to those in need.

Mallory Lee

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We believe in the three fundamental E’s: education, empowerment and equality.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Article 26 states, “Everyone has the right to education”. Therefore, we believe it is our duty to enforce this international philosophy and give women worldwide a fair chance to succeed.

According to the International Conference of Population and Development, “Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process”.

It is through education and empowerment that equality will prevail. When women are given the right to succeed and flourish, they are ultimately treated better and their status is elevated.

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Where did my inspiration stem from?

Simply stated, my inspiration came from a lack of inspiration.

Enter a high school or college classroom and you will hear a chorus of negativity, self-pity, and apathy (if expletives aren’t your thing, sorry for the string of them that is about to proceed this parenthesis): “Fuck this homework”, “I don’t wanna fucking be here”, “School sucks”, “I hate learning” and the likes. Pitifully and heartbreakingly for me, I have joined and started those pathetic and spoiled groans.

Yet social justice and human rights have always engaged me, and the more I read and the more I learned, I began to see that education for many is an uphill battle. Here I am, attending a college with absurd tuition, while other people, predominately women, are fighting just to reach a third grade education.

And that is when I realized that we all want to live a life where we feel good about ourselves, but find ourselves making up excuses for why we can’t do more. Yet hypocritically we strive to put up a socially conscious front.

If Gandhi quotes such as, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” have over 1,000 notes on Tumblr, then why hasn’t more transformation occurred? If for every inspirational liner a teenager has retweeted on Twitter was backed up with action, would not equality be more prevalent?

I believe in the power of social media, but only in it’s power to casually inform the reader - but not necessarily engage.

So I’ve made it easy for you. Follow our blog, read the weekly updates and buy one of our custom iPhone cases. By purchasing one, we will donate over 50% of the proceeds to the Afghan Institute of Learning.

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Why iPhone cases?

When we were brainstorming this project we kept trying to think of a universal item that a broad age range invests in. And then we nailed it - iPhone cases.

Who doesn’t love to show off their individuality through what their phone is wearing? iPhone cases can imply “I’m hipster”, “I’m a carefree surfer”, “I love animals”, “Jeremy Lin is my man!” etc.

We figured, why not hand decorate phone cases so they are each distinct and utterly individual? That way you can not only feel unique but also know your purchase was an investment in furthering women’s education!

We accept all suggestions. We’ll gladly personalize it for you (color scheme, design, etc.) but still add our own flare and, no two cases are ever the same.

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  • Mallory Lee

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Mallory and I'm a 19 year old student in NYC. Originally from San Francisco, I started creating not only to unleash the inner artist in me, but also unleash the chains women face worldwide due to gender discrimination.

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