Giving Back: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

What does the MPJI do? I’ll let them tell you:

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

We intend to reclaim Marsha P. Johnson and our relationship as BLACK trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures. We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence.


Why Am I Giving Back?

Planning a wedding can feel trivial in a world where there is so much hatred, violence, and injustice. Giving back to progressive organizations is a small way we can help fight that together.

I know I struggle with the question of whether I’m doing enough to make things better for my fellow humans. And since you’re reading this page on my website, I bet you are the kind of people who worry about these things too.

So when I left my former planning company behind and rebranded into Aisle Less Traveled, I decided to put my money where my mouth is:

» Every time I book a wedding, I donate $50 to an organization working towards social justice, full equality for all people, protecting this one planet we have, and generally making the world a better place. 

Every calendar month, I select a different progressive group to give to. Together we will help fund the hard work that so many amazing people and organizations are doing.


This program launched in May 2017, and I am grateful to the clients whose weddings have enable me to support these fantastic organizations:

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