Redefined Leading Ladies Campaign

We’re still celebrating all the #BlackGirlMagic that was sprinkled around during the 2015 Emmys. Our girls Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Regina King (basically, everything including American Crime) and Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) all took home awards, meaning 2015 had the most Emmys wins by Black actresses in 24 years. According to the LA Times, “Since 1966, only 48 out of 1,001 nominees for lead actor and actress in a drama or comedy were Black.”

Homegirl Viola, made history as the first Black woman to win best actress in a drama series.

‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’

That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.

And to the Taraji P. Hensons, the Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goods, to Gabrielle Union: Thank you for taking us over that line. Thank you to the Television Academy. Thank you. -Viola Davis

If you haven’t guessed by now, these leading ladies are more than t-shirt worthy! We’re holding on to this memory with v-necks, tank tops and our personal favorite, sweatshirts! For the next 4 days, you can order the “because of them we can” inspired shirt from our Teespring store. (

We’d love your support, even if it’s just sharing this with a friend. There are a variety of styles and colors in the store, and only a few more need to be bought before they can be shipped. Here’s the store link one more time: 🙂 Spread the word!

Thank you in advance!

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches and Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches