As guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury on Glee, Jayma Mays is always looking for new ways to help her students—and as it turns out, she’s just as kind off-screen, too. In honor of International Women’s Day today, the actress announced this morning that she’s partnering with Raven + Lily, a company founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin that helps women in impoverished countries create beautiful clothing and accessories while getting paid the fair wages they deserve. “Women make up half of the world’s population, but 70% of the world’s poor,” Mays quotes in the video, promising to help change this statistic. “Each collection features handmade designs that reflect that beauty and the culture of the women who made them,” she added. In turn, Raven + Lily‘s spring collection includes handcrafted leather journals, jewelry created from recycled metals, and hand-loomed cotton scarves, and it’s available to shop at Thanks to Jayma for spreading the word!

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