Meet Venesa Wheatley. She is the creator of @Warrior Label, a brand of apparel designed to acknowledge, honor and celebrate warriors.
In 2015, when Venesa was almost 39 weeks pregnant she and her husband lost their daughter, Kate, to stillbirth. Venesa found in those early days that she really needed to be truly seen and heard; that she needed to share her story in order to process her loss and honor her daughter’s life. 4 years later, her need to be acknowledged for her story hasn’t changed, but where she once was so consumed by grief, she now feels stronger than ever for what she has gone through. She feels like a WARRIOR.
In her going through her own struggle, it also made Venesa acutely aware of other people’s struggles and their capacity for resiliency. She believes that there are millions of warriors out there, each with their own story, and feels they need to be both acknowledged and celebrated. She does this through the thoughtful designs of their apparel and in an on-line community she is establishing.
When she’s not busy building Warrior Label, Venesa is working part-time (both as an HR professional and a substitute teacher), volunteering in the pregnancy and infant loss community, and being an awesome mom to their 2 living children. Warrior Label is a brand of apparel designed to acknowledge, honour, and celebrate all warriors, no matter where they are in their journey. In choosing fabric that warms and envelops the body, to creating designs that resonate with those who are warrior-ing on through their struggle, compassion, care and acknowledgement are infused in every part of their brand.
Warrior Brand also gives back 10% of their profits to charities that provide support to individuals and families going through adversity. To learn more about their apparel and how they support worthy charities head to their website here.