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Everyday Unicorns: Persist.

Everyday Unicorns: Persist.

The Diversity Chic ladies – Sevi, Valery, and Denise – are more than best friends, they are my heroes. Each of them is doing their own part in leaving the world a better place than they found it. Everyday Unicorns, a “cute + quirky feminist apparel” brand created by Valery, celebrates the magic of being unique and standing up for your beliefs. We were thrilled to celebrate her new venture and show off our favorite picks from the site in an impromptu #DiversityChic post.

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What I’m Wearing: Nevertheless, She Persisted T-Shirt in Athletic Heather

Everyday Unicorns is a “cute + quirky feminist apparel” brand created by Valery BrennanTo be honest, I chose to wear Valery’s “Nevertheless, She Persisted” T-shirt because I needed the inspirational reminder to keep going.

The phrase originated in February after Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced during a late-night Senate session debating Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions.

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted…” (Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader)

What was intended to be an excuse for the interruption quickly turned into a feminist rally cry and personal mantra for many women who have felt similarly silenced by oppressive forces.

Following the news lately has left me feeling emotionally-drained… hopeless, even. As an INFJ, I tend to absorb emotions of others. Empathy drives everything I do, which can take a toll if I don’t practice self-care regularly. Keeping my head above water has required more alone time than usual and incorporating mindfulness practices to help alleviate stress. I may not have an enviable social life right now, but I’m doing what I need to so that I can persist.

Thankfully, I have friends who understand this necessity, and give me constant support and motivation. The highlight of my months is always when we can get together for our Diversity Chic shoots. These incredible unicorns restore and energize me with their passion and laughter. Stay tuned for this month’s “official” Diversity Chic post, and get your favorite rainy day outfits ready for our link-up!
Everyday Unicorns is a “cute + quirky feminist apparel” brand created by Valery BrennanVisit Valery, Sevi, and Denise‘s blogs for details on their Everyday Unicorn shirts.


  • Jaclyn

    April 5, 2017

    I had no idea Valery started this collection!! Love, love, LOVE this post. Keep your head up. With persistence comes perseverance ❤️

  • Brooke

    April 5, 2017

    You are all so wonderful and badass. Can’t wait to learn more about this collection <3


  • Alex

    April 14, 2017

    Kudos to Elizabeth Warren for opposing the appointment of Jeff Sessions and his hateful agenda. I’m fascinated by the number of Trump appointees with connections to Russian state security, most certainly not coincidental. Watch that story carefully.

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