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Shoe Palace x Nike FOR HER
A program for HER, by HER. ⁠⁠

Shoe Palace x Nike FOR HER
A program for HER, by HER.⁠⁠

About

'For Her' is a monthly program from Shoe Palace and Nike, where community leaders from all facets of Los Angeles come to break down what sport and community mean to them, and how they are breaking barriers within their industries to help change the world.⁠⁠

Dates: June 2021 to Feb 2022

  • once a month, Shoe Palace will host a mixture of podcast (or talk panel) and workshop sessions, called "For Her" for 9 months leading up to the Superbowl
  • workshops will consist of classes taught by community leaders and organizations and will teach "The Pillars of Her" curriculum
  • at the end of the 9-month course, the girls from R4P will capture unique content with NFL players during media day

About

'For Her' is a monthly program from Shoe Palace and Nike, where community leaders from all facets of Los Angeles come to break down what sport and community mean to them, and how they are breaking barriers within their industries to help change the world.⁠⁠

Dates: June 2021 to Feb 2022

  • once a month, Shoe Palace will host a mixture of podcast (or talk panel) and workshop sessions, called "For Her" for 9 months leading up to the Superbowl
  • workshops will consist of classes taught by community leaders and organizations and will teach "The Pillars of Her" curriculum
  • at the end of the 9-month course, the girls from R4P will capture unique content with NFL players during media day

Click to listen on Apple Podcasts.

CONFIDENCE

Runway 4 Peace to kick off "For Her". Founder DeNika to come and speak about confidence and teach a class on how to build your confidence and portray that in your daily life.

In Compton, California, DeNika started Runway4Peace as an initiative to provide confidence for at-risk youth in a safe space, by infusing fashion, self-esteem, and fun. She tells us how she channeled her experiences to start the foundation and why we should all see the beauty in ourselves. DeNika also shares her vision for future generations to stand up and walk tall towards the world they will someday run.

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kamry james at for her event
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EMPOWERMENT

The inspiring story of Kamry James, founder of Sister Skate, on the For Her panel, speaking to her motivation for redefining what sport, community means.

 

Sista Skate was founded primarily as an effort to shine a light on Black and Brown women & non-binary individuals. The group’s mission is to cultivate community while empowering artistic expression and liberation through movement. Through their efforts, Sista Skate hosts classes to raise funds for the AAPI community and Black Lives Matter.

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PERSEVERANCE

The inspiring story of Chaniel Smiley, first female Commissioner for the Drew League, speaking on her motivation for changing the future of sports and how important perseverance is.

 

Chaniel shared how she perseveres on and off the court, what it means to be the Commissioner, inspiration from her family, and more. To conclude the panel discussion, Chaniel and the youth group from Runway4Peace persevered mentally and physically through a basketball dribbling, passing, and lay-up drill!

COMMUNITY

The inspiring story of Andi Xoch, founder of "Latinx With Plants", who connects plants to people, and people to their communities through education, empowerment, and environmental justice. Thanks to the Nike LA marketing team for providing the LHM collection to our host and special guest.

 

Andi Xoch founded Latinx with Plants in 2019 to bring people and plants together for a more equitable future. Andi educates and inspires on her virtual platform, encourages plant-parenthood at her Los Angeles storefront, and partners with charities to empower the LGBTQ+ community. Through Latinx with Plants, Andi shares a message of growth and connectedness that inspires equitable change.

andi xoch helping girl with plants at for her event
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MENTAL HEALTH

Shoe Palace x Nike hosted the fifth workshop in our ongoing series FOR HER. This month’s workshop with @livinglauren explored the fifth Pillar of HER: mental health. ⁠

@livinglauren founded @blackgirlssmile to empower Black girls to lead mentally healthy lives by providing safe spaces, support, and resources. @livinglauren shared her personal journey with mental health and led a writing workshop that demonstrated the positive impact of journaling on mental health. ⁠

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girls dancing lead by storm debarge at for her event

CREATIVITY

Storm DeBarge has been dancing since childhood when she fell in love with the art form. Her impressive career spans music videos, live performances, and commercials. Storm allies with other creatives as a member of The Council Women, a female empowerment collective that inspires feminine communities through art.

Runway 4 Peace: A local organization in Compton that strives to empower the youth and build up their self-esteem through fashion and confidence workshops so they can safely engage and excel in all social and academic settings.