I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.’ Rosa Parks
As a girl, Rosa watched her grandfather stand in front of their house with a shotgun while Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. She attended sub-standard, segregated schools. She was birthed into a world of inequality, and she knew it was not fair.
In her own humble words, ‘all I was doing was trying to get home from work.’ In actuality, she did infinitely more: she became an overnight figurehead for the civil rights movement in the US. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on the Montgomery City bus.
This isolated act and a single reply – ‘no, I’m not’ – ignited a boycott which continued for 381 days until the city repealed its law enforcing racial segregation on public buses. Rosa’s fearless rejection of racial segregation made her ‘the first lady of civil rights’. The day itself – the day she was arrested – will forever be known as Rosa Parks Day.
Rosa Parks's aroma is perfect balance. It has an earthy tone with blends of sweetness, and a mark of black Africa.
Rub a bit of Rosa Parks magic on you xo
Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Rosa Parks
Ingredients: Angelica, Patchouli, cedarwood, cinnamon, Orchid, lily and almond oil.