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Amber Tamblyn, Amy Poehler, And Uzo Aduba Are Helping Fight Sex Trafficking One T-Shirt At A Time

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Actor, director, poet, women's rights advocate, and BUST contributor Amber Tamblyn has once again proved why she is an all-around great human by teaming up with My Sister to design a new collection of feminist T-shirts that support the brand's initiative to end sex trafficking.

The six-piece collection, called "Choir Up," is emblazoned with powerful sentiments, all written by Tamblyn herself. Quotes include "The more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change," from her New York Times op-ed, "I'm Done With Not Being Believed." In the essay, she encouraged women to stand up for one another and to speak out on sexual assault, misogyny and exploitation.

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And if the power of Tamblyn herself isn't enough, she's been joined in the campaign by some of her well-known feminist friends, including Uzo Aduba, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera and Amy Schumer.

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"Words carry more than just power, they carry actions, both the good kind and the bad. I wanted to make something with some semblance of meaning, something for our bodies— broken and abused daily— to shine through," Tamblyn tells BUST. "I'm so proud of this collection and the meaning it carries. It's not much in the grand scheme of things, but it's something that I hope women enjoy wearing and a message they will enjoy sharing."

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The collection, just like all of the clothing and accessories from My Sister, is ethically sourced and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a female-focused charity. 25% of proceeds from the "Choir Up" collection will be donated to Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) to help young women and girls who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking exit the industry with support and resources. GEMS is based in New York and has helped hundreds of young women and girls ages 12–24 by providing empathetic, consistent support and real opportunities for positive change.

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Both Amber Tamblyn and My Sister will be joining the amazing BUST Holiday Craftacular on December 9-10 in Brooklyn, New York. This time around, the Craftacular will feature the BUST School For Creative Living, with classes, lectures and workshops, as well as live music, great food, and local vendors selling handmade jewelry, gifts, clothes and accessories. Don't forget to buy your tickets to have the chance to get a hold of your own "Choir Up" T-shirt and hear Amber Tamblyn speak about "Fighting Patriarchal Narratives & Being Allies to Each Other in the Era of Trump."

Photos via My Sister

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Editorial Intern

Amanda Brohman is a 23-year old editorial intern at BUST, a freelance writer, blogger and fashion journalism student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She loves everything that glitters, taking long walks in and around her SoHo neighborhood, and drinking Chardonnay on her fire escape at midnight whilst listening to Halsey. 

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