07 Jun Lachlan Watson Partners with Schmidt’s Naturals for Pride Month
Schmidt’s Naturals has teamed up with actor Lachlan Watson and Trans Justice Funding Project to promote the critical role that self-care, community, and wellness play in the trans and non-binary community. Lachlan (they/them) is a non-binary actor. You may know them from their role as Theo in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Throughout Lachlan’s own journey, they have experienced isolation first-hand and felt the need for community support. They quickly learned the importance of self-care and a positive headspace.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF TYRELL HAMPTON/UNILEVER
Schmidt’s is a plant- and mineral-based personal care products company that is committed to raising the bar and setting new standards for natural products. With products like deodorant, bath and oral care, they strive to make natural products fun, accessible, and rewarding for everyone. The production is sustainable as well, without sacrificing product quality, they create products that are not just safe for us to use or make us feel good while using them, but are kind to the planet too. Schmidt’s believes that no matter who you are, and no matter where you live, you should have access to quality natural personal care products. And with this line of thought, they saw the need for support within a community and that small actions of self-care can have a big impact on your mental health and wellness. By partnering with Lachlan and Trans Justice Funding Project, together, they plan to help support those fighting to be their most authentic selves but live in communities where they feel tremendous amounts of isolation.
“It’s hard to keep up with your own self-care because every single time you’re honest with someone about who you are, you’re outing yourself in a way.”, says Watson.
The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative supporting grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. Since their founding in 2012, The Trans Justice Funding Project has received 877 applications, given 717 grants through their community-led process, and distributed more than $1.9 million to trans groups. These grants have created opportunities for trans leaders to bring their communities together, build coalitions, and create safe and creative spaces. Funding these initiatives helps spread messages of love, diversity, empowerment, and respect.
If you’re looking to do more for your community during Pride Month, you can learn more about Trans Justice Funding Project here(Opens in a new window), and find a state by state list of trans led organizations to which you can donate.
PHOTOS: COURTESY OF TYRELL HAMPTON/UNILEVER FOR SCHMIDT’S