THE MORE THAN PROJECT
LEAP focuses exclusively on supporting formerly incarcerated women heal by providing education, housing, employment, and Revolutionary Love. To us, Revolutionary Love includes a radical transformation in how we view and talk about formerly incarcerated women. We want society to see that the women who have experienced incarceration are mothers, sisters, and daughters… humans deserving of compassion, empathy, and opportunity. LEAP seeks to change the narrative for women who have experienced prison through the More Than Project.
LEAP’s More Than Project calls for the restoration of human dignity for formerly incarcerated women by emphasizing that we are all more than our past and more than any label. We have developed a fashion collection with designs aiming to change the narrative and the language used for formerly incarcerated women. LEAP graduates have worked hard to bring this project to fruition.
Each design in the ‘More Than’ Collection will be released one in a series of fashion drops which LEAP graduates have helped bring to fruition. Designs are named after LEAP graduates, and each drop will be accompanied by the personal story of the woman it is named after. To read more about the collection and shop the designs, CLICK HERE.
MORE THAN A FASHION SHOW
LEAP’s first ever More Than a Fashion Show was from 6-8 PM on Thursday, April 28th 2022 in central Coral Gables. Guests made second chances trendy while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF THE EVENT.
The fashion show featured LEAP graduates who modeled our More Than collection and up-cycled Dragonfly fashion from Dragonfly Thrift. 100% ticket sale proceeds benefit LEAP.
THANK YOU TO OUR FASHION SHOW SPONSORS
Trulieve; Maria J. Wright
Carrie Meek Foundation; Sockel-Stone Family Law; City National Bank; CGI Merchant Group
Perito Urology; George & Maureen Collins; K.W. Brown P.L.; Elizabeth Murphy; Commissioner Eileen Higgins; Senator Lauren Book & the Lauren’s Kids Foundation
Jimenez Hart Massitelli; Friedland Law Group; Capital One; April Nicole Creative, Women’s Voice Network; Lebrada Nutrition; Terri & John Mason; Uber; Joe Natoli; Erin Rodgers; Ofelia & Louis Chiavacci
Gelber Schachter & Greenberg; United States Capital Source; Samson & Surrey; Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits; Holly Woodbury; Nancy Gillespie; Mary McIntosh; Christina Supple; Garcia Family Giving Fund; Margaret Del Valle; Foster Morales PLLC; House of Lilac
Ways you can help today:
1. Help make second chances the new black by rocking your More Than swag and tagging us on social media with the hashtag #MoreThanProject
2. Shop at Dragonfly Thrift – 100% of proceeds benefit LEAP
3. Give the gift of education, housing & employment by donating to LEAP
4. Learn about more ways you can make a difference get HERE