The Elixery, an artisan cosmetic house in the Twin Cities, announced today that it’s unveiling an official Dessa lipstick. What’s in a lipstick? Maybe an education for a girl in another country.
Dessa, the smarter-than-anyone-you-ever-met hip-hop artist, selected the color and is donating the money she makes on the project to an organization helping women in developing countries.
“In college, I wrote my final thesis on the philosophy of Martha Nussbaum,” she said in an Elixery news release. “Studying her theories I learned about the surprising consequences of educating girls, consequences which compound and refract through entire societies. Educating women often changes marital age and birthrates, and employed women demonstrate different spending patterns than employed men. Ten years after having studied the philosophy of this stuff, I couldn’t be more excited to actually make a real-world contribution.”
(Photo: Bo Hakala)