The Red Pump Project

About Why I Proudly #RocktheRedPump! Thumbnail

Red is a power color. It’s what they use for signs they don’t want you to ignore, because it grabs your attention. Red is also the color of AIDS ribbons. Shoes? Well, they can be fierce, and it’s hard for me to ignore them when they are. When I was in college, I met someone [...]

Rock the Red Pump Campaign

I am wearing red shoes today because red is my favorite color red shoes are fierce as heck every 47 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. Big things can start in small spaces and with small ideas. Six years ago, I was having a G-chat conversation with my friend Karyn [...]

My March Madness: SXSW, Red Pump Rocking and Other Stuff Thumbnail

My peoples! I’ve been a bit more MIA than usual here and that’s because I am in the middle of my version of March Madness. The next month is NUTS for me with everything I’m doing and speaking engagements and events so be cool if I don’t post as much. Lemme tell you what I’m [...]

Luvvie Speaking at WMC

I won the Women’s Media Center 2012 Social Media Award, based on my work on and with The Red Pump Project. Read my recap of the entire evening HERE. Robin Morgan, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center (and epic superwoman) presented me with the award at the Women’s Media Awards on Tuesday, November 13, [...]

Luvvie’s Red Pumps

I’m rocking some fierce red pumps today because tomorrow (March 10) is National Women & Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)! In March 2009, Karyn (The Fab Giver) and I launched The Red Pump Project to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, [...]

Red Pump Photo Shoot

YOOOO!!! So, today’s World AIDS Day, and the issue of HIV/AIDS is hella important to me (see: The Red Pump Project). And that’s why today, I’m traveling to Charlotte, NC for less than 24 hours today! I’ll be there for the 3rd annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair, held by our amazing Charlotte ambassadors Jameka Whitten [...]

Join Me and Rock the Red Pump! Thumbnail

I interrupt this regularly-scheduled IGnificence with something I care deeply about. For those who don’t know, I’m co-founder of The Red Pump Project (and its overarching nonprofit organization The Red Project Collective), a national initiative to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Red Pump is my baby! Anywho, we launched [...]