This will be my first blog entry in the fashion part of my site. Tonight I’m launching my shirt line, #poetees! Basically they are poetry statement shirts. I am doing this in partnership with some good friends of mine at shirt.ly together with fellow writer friends from all over the Metro.
Why do this shirt line? Well, I’ve always been a fan of poetry, and I’ve often engaged in writing it to express (actually to just verbalize) certain feelings which seem like they’re too crazy. Poetry has really helped me cope with some difficult life situations, and I’m hoping that with this project, I can give that assistance to other people. You read some love poetry and think to yourself “hey that writer knows exactly how I’m feeling.” And it really helps I think, to know that we’re not alone. I’m also branding this as an anti statement shirt. Why anti statement? Well, the typical statement shirt is printed in the front. To an extent, it’s a bit self indulgent you know? You were something to that other people look at you and stare at your chest. If you are a lady, or a slightly chunky feelow like me, that stare might not be exactly welcome. So I thought, let’s put it on the back of the shirt! That way, we avoid the awkward stare, and at the same time, maybe, just maybe, we become a little more generous. We might be standing in front of someone, and unknowingly touching their lives. Well, it’s a new project, and I’m really hoping you guys will enjoy it!
Many people to thank for this project:
My Mom, Lourdes Apagalang
My Sister, Lora Ramos
My fellow writers (in alphabetical order)
Lester Abuel (marked his poems as awit, “#abuelawit”)
Ronan Borja Capinding (marked his poems as captions, “#robocaptions”)
Jose “Soc” de los Reyes (marked his poems as odes, “#socodes”)
Guelan Varela Luarca (marked his poems as lines, “#guelines”)
Miguel Lizada (marked his poems as lit, “#litzada”
Allan Popa (marked his poems as panulat, “#popanulat”)
So if you wanna get one of the #poetees, you can visit the site at shirt.ly/poetees. Hope you like it! Let’s spread the poetry.