Updated: Apr 28
Covid-19 hit and within months our whole world changed and now our futures are uncertain. Our generation needs a symbol of hope, and who better than a service-industry-hustling, self-made-business-owner, single-mom-who-once-had-to-steal-food-to-feed-her-kids like "Sunny D the Barber?"
In the 1940's during World War II, factories and other male-led workforce industries suffered, and we needed women to step into the workplace to keep the economy going. Rosie the Riveter, based on a real powerful, beautiful woman became a symbol of strength and hope for people of all walks of life.
Now the 2020's has the Coronavirus pandemic. Among those hit the hardest are the service industry workers, but EVERYONE has been impacted. Those who continue to work, especially in the medical field, literally put their lives at risk everyday to keep the rest of us safe. And the policy makers! Could you imagine having to make decisions for entire cities, countries, the world, when there is no blueprint for how to handle this?
Sunny D the Barber is shown here in a mask and gloves to symbolize those bravely working through and those returning to work during and after a global shutdown. She may be a little rough around the edges, but she is partly DIY in the true spirit of the milenial generation! She offers hope for the global economy and signifies the strength we all need to find our new "normal," because guys... We got this!
Tomboys Barbershop is offering a variety of "We Got This!" products, to help keep the business going during this time, but we can't ignore the WE in we got this by only looking out for us and not giving back to our community.
$1 of every "We Got This!" product sold will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, a subsidiary of Feeding America. Because if we can feed ourselves and our families, then we can make it through anything.
This time is hard for all of us, but at least we are in this together. So remember when things get hard, we got this!