Guess Who’s On Eight Bus Ads In Chicago? The Red Pump Project!

[ 31 ] August 12, 2011 |

So some of you know I founded an organization called The Red Pump Project with my girl Karyn Watkins of The Fabulous Giver. We raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women & girls, using red pumps as a symbol of empowerment. We’re national, with ambassadors around the country and we have events and do other cool stuff. You should go to our website for more info. Because we’re awesome.


This week, a citywide HIV/AIDS campaign called Change Your Story launched, and The Red Pump Project was chosen to be a part of it. We were so honored and stuff.

Change My Story’s an initiative by The AIDS Foundation of Chicago aims to empower people, especially communities of color, to take charge of their own health. There’s more awesomeness behind the campaign so read more at the Change My Story site. Part of the campaign includes bus ads that’ll be displayed around the city through Fall, and Red Pump is appearing in 8 of those ads.

So you know I had to go find one of the ads and take pics in front.

Mama, I made it!

*rubs on the ad*



The bus shelter on 29th & King Drive

I acted a GOOD fool in front of these ads. I even bust out the Bro Franklin. Ask Afrobella. She took these pics for me. But I was so excited!

I’m thankful for this opportunity that The Red Pump Project got. Thanks to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago for including us.

Also, shoutout to one of my favorite photographers, Chuck of Chuckstr Photography for taking those pics of the ladies of Red Pump. Oh AND those shirts we have on are for sale on the Red Pump Online Store. So getchu some!

P.S. And then I hit my dougie.

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  1. Demond says:

    I KNEW YOU WERE A CELEBRITY!! Now while riding the CTA bus you are posted up like Beyonce or Halle Berry! Congrats!

  2. Erin says:

    CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! It’s just too bad that your shoes are the ONLY ones we can’t see! I’m sure they were HOT!

  3. tameika says:

    Great job Luvvie! Such an important cause and I am glad you got a chance to see your hard work pay off. And kudos for informing the city of Chicago and the world with such a great ad. All the best to you!

  4. Tiffany says:

    That is so great that your information and organization is getting out there.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate,

  5. Kay says:

    Awesomeness!!! Way to go girlie!!

  6. Jessica says:

    This is absolutely fantastic. Keep up the good work!

  7. Krista says:

    May more success come for you and the wonderful Red Pump project!

    Now. We need to discuss something.
    Luuvie, how you get so skinny, my gawd o_O…

    • Anna Renee says:

      She told us she was skinny, and she really meant it!

      But she got a little sumptin back there, in proportion to her thinness! She aint got no reason to hate on Serena! Hee hee!

    • Luvvie says:

      *twirls in confetti* Thanks, Krista! You know I love shiny things!

      And yeah gurl. I’m skintier than a pen. SMH. I’m tryna get thick in 2012 doe! lol

  8. sincerelyalana says:

    I would have sat at the bus stop until somebody said, “hey! Is that you?” And then I would have looked over and then back and said, “why yes…yes it is.” lol

    And can we talk about the fact that you look like a 15 year old?

    But on a more serious note, it feels really good to see a young woman my age doing something worth talking about. Very proud of you Luvvie.

  9. *photoshops TMZ watermark on pics* Luvvie’s a celeb! But srsly, great campaign

  10. Gray Livin' says:

    These pictures are hilarious, LOL! Kudos to you. Do you have ambassadors in DC?

  11. LEXI says:

    yay!!!congrats luvvie!!!thats awesome!

  12. Anna Renee says:

    Congratulations Ms Luvvie!

  13. Nicole says:

    FANTASTIC. Congratulations!

  14. glamazini says:

    OMG YOU’RE LIKE FAMOUS!!!! Congratulations, you and your work on the RPP deserve it!

  15. Cheekie says:

    Congrats, Luvvie and all of the ladies of the Red Pump Project! Much deserved. Definitely gotta to traipse around the Chi and find one of those ads! Yay! \(^_^)/

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