In the summer of 2014, Noonday Collection and International Justice Mission fused fashion and justice for the #StyleForJustice Story Team Trip to Rwanda. We journeyed with an influential group of storytellers and introduced them to Rwandan women who have overcome injustice and have been empowered through economic opportunity. By coming alongside these women and sharing their stories, our storytellers were able to raise awareness for the vulnerable and inspire others to get involved and use their voices for good. Relive the journey below by exploring the stories that surprised, challenged, and inspired us along the way.FOLLOW their JOURNEY
Meet the women behind our #StyleForJustice Story Team. These women are changing the conversations of their generation through their blogs, leadership, social advocacy, and unique voices. Each of them will use their art to chase a global vision of economic empowerment and justice.
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Meredith ToeringMeredith Toering is the latest addition to our team. After receiving hundred of inspiring submissions from people telling us why they wanted to join us this summer, she was chosen as our winner through social and panel votes. Her experience working in China and Iraq, heart for storytelling, and recent internship with IJM make her a wonderful addition to our #StyleForJustice Story Team Trip.
Jen HatmakerJen is a speaker, mom of 5, and author of numerous books, including the best seller "7". She is a long-time Noonday pioneer who uses her voice to speak for justice.
Jennie AllenJennie has authored 2 books and is the founder of the IF Gathering, which has reached 40,000 women. She shares Noonday's passion for adoption and has a son from Rwanda.
Kelle HamptonKelle is the NYT best selling author of Bloom whose blog went viral when she shared her experiences giving birth to a daughter with Down Syndrome.
Raechel MyersRaechel is a co-founder of "She Reads Truth," an online community of women committed to reading the Bible together. She is currently crafting a study focused on the pursuit of justice.
Emily LexEmily is a blogger, mother to 4, self-taught graphic designer, and founder of Jones Design Company, which designed Noonday's most beloved journal.
Jessica HoneggerJessica is the founder of Noonday Collection, a social business empowering women and families around the world. She writes about the value of work, women, and style for the Noonday Collection blog.
Paige KnudsenPaige has been a Noonday Ambassador since 2012. A self-taught photographer, she blogs about raising 4 daughters, being widowed at a young age, and finding love again.