I came up with the idea for the SAFE tag after wearing a safety pin to show my support as an ally and was met with a few puzzled looks. Not everyone knew or understood the concept. My hope is that the SAFE tag helps increase the understanding that the individual wearing it is an ally for anyone fearing for their safety in the world and shows that as a society we won’t tolerate bullying of any kind. No matter who you are or where you come from, if you experience any form of privilege it is important to use it to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalized. This is the only way to evolve into a more inclusive and equitable society. If we stand together we can make change.
I also wanted to use the SAFE tags as a platform to help support organizations* that I feel are imperative to building and maintaining a peaceful, inclusive society and healthy planet. This venture is extremely personal to me, and so no profits are made from the sale of SAFE tags. Instead, they are given freely as a symbolic gesture to inspire acceptance and giving. Each time you wear your SAFE tag and donate you’re showing your commitment to creating a better, more inclusive world for us all and for future generations. And for that, I’m deeply grateful to you.
I also want to acknowledge my amazingly talented and dear friend Tami Sisson, who in the midst of an overwhelmingly busy life stepped in and took the time to design our fantastic Ur SAFE with Me logo and helped create this website. In addition, she has been an integral part in gathering information on many of the nonprofits represented on this site and continually serves as a foundation of much needed support. Without her help this project would not have come to fruition. From the bottom of my heart, thank you my friend.
With Love & Gratitude,
To foster the philosophy that we are one unified race - the human race - through spreading inclusiveness and compassion, and promoting organizations that support the health of our planet and human rights for all.
*Disclaimer: Ur Safe with Me is not affiliated in any manner with any of the nonprofit organizations listed on this website or any of their programs, projects or websites.