This year has been difficult for everyone, but it has been especially challenging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, who already face hardships such as rejection and discrimination. The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ young people, has found that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have experienced significant increases in the volume of LGBTQ youth reaching out for crisis counseling.
When our founder Julia Wills first imagined our Prism skincare collection, she was meditating in Seattle’s Volunteer Park, a special place that has long hosted Pride events in summer months. It was there that she envisioned a rainbow of botanicals coming together to create prismatically brilliant results, and decided to dedicate the collection to the LGBTQ community. We have donated to The Trevor Project in years since, and have every intention of continuing to do so.
We are donating $1 for each Prism product sold, including our Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial and Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum, to The Trevor Project with a minimum commitment of $75,000 in 2021. All funds donated to The Trevor Project will help provide LGBTQ young people with free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
According to their own research, The Trevor Project found that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth in the U.S. seriously consider suicide every year. They work to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: phone, chat, and text. The TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText are available to LGBTQ young people 24/7.
In addition to these services, the org’s suicide prevention programs include the Trevor Support Center, which provides information to LGBTQ young people and their allies on sexual identity, language terms, coming out, relationships, homelessness, mental health, and much more. Their online community, TrevorSpace, is the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth.
The Trevor Project additionally provides education for teachers via The Lifeguard Workshop, an online learning tool designed for middle and high school educators, and also offers online and in-person training for other adults who work with youth, such as counselors, administrators, school nurses, and social workers, helping to create a vast network of support and awareness.
We will be co-creating live and in-feed content for our Instagram platform and The Trevor Project’s Instagram throughout the year to provide education on the topic of mental health, plus actions we can take to get help, find support, or be an ally. Stay tuned to learn more and participate.
To learn more, visit TheTrevorProject.org.
The Trevor Project’s trained crisis counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. You can also chat via TrevorChat, or use TrevorText by texting START to 678-678.
17 replies on “Saving our LGBTQ Youth: Prism + The Trevor Project”
Don’t send me anything 🛑 STOP
I think it is a wonderful idea to help the LGBTQ Community!!
They do not need any help! I’d hate to be so ignorant’
Stop being so political and just sell your product ,if you think it’s good enough to sell without highlighting one group!!
Amen sister! This company is one of the numerous reasons that Seattle is now a third world sh*t hole!!!
A great idea to support, all politics aside. My only issue is that I want to know about the Prism formula as a product. Sure the project description hyped me up, however it trailed on… it left me wondering what am I getting and what would the product do for me the consumer.
I agree. I just want to know about the ingredients
Not at all good. You’re either clueless & following the heard or supporting the side you afgiliatecwith. There are some very, very deep & dark truths everyone will find out about soon. If you have no sense of true wonder, you haven’t researched all the “happenings” yourself. This isn’t about the people including the children, this is about an all around indoctrination of lies. With very real consequences. This is supposed to be about skin, not politics & you are supporting the side with no moral values. They’ve used poor kids for advancing a very sinister agenda & soon everyone will forcibly be finding out the Truth.
Amen! Liberals are responsible for ALL of the worlds troubles. I’ve decide to trash all of these products. Im done with this brand, as is my spa.
I think it’s wonderful your are supporting my community. We need the support however alongside the LGBTQ+ community, other communities need the support as well. June is not the only month that celebrates a community
This is virtue signaling, which is a way to get people to like your company because you support LGBTQ community… what about your products… can they stand up on their own merit, or do they just have trendy names?
Help the homeless and the mentally ill on your streets, get them the HELP they need. Help Seattle.
Excited to be reading this vibrant debate. Herbivore has some exceptional products that we all have used and continue to buy. I’m sad they are discontinuing the Coconut Oil. They seem thoughtful and sophisticated, I’m sure they can figure out how not to wield a burdensome political sword.
I don’t really see why people are so passionate about not supporting LGBTQ people. Like I don’t agree with the idea but I support and accept the people. And it’s your brand you can support what you want. So long as it’s not abortion I don’t feel bad supporting it.
LOL. Piece of work.
I was really interested right up until I got to the page about LGBTQ. Social issues should be kept out of business. Skin care products have nothing to do with a persons sexual orientation. Disappointing and a turn off.