Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics is a proudly “neurodivergent” indie business. Our company founder/product formulator Kristen Leigh Bell, went public about her 2011 Autism Spectrum diagnosis on February 14 of this year- the day that our beautiful #lovenotfear eyeshadow was released! (here)
Autism Activism and Advocacy is very important to Kristen- she blogs about her experiences as a late-diagnosed Autistic woman, and Autism acceptance at her personal blog, Sonnolenta. She has recently been asked to participate in Autism Women’s Network’s DIVERgent project, as a committee member, and looks forward to helping to create a future where young girls and women on the Autism Spectrum receive the diagnosis and support they need.
Kristen and Aromaleigh have been part of the indie cosmetics community for over 15 years, and what a journey it has been. Kristen’s story is uniquely inspirational, but at the same time it is eerily similar to the shared experiences of other women on the Autism Spectrum. By increasing neurodiversity, breaking down stereotypes, and putting a positive step forward, Kristen hopes that her work through Aromaleigh can be her own special type of advocacy- and fashion a better future for today’s young autistic girls.
The eyeshadow #lovenotfear was released in tandem with the Autism Acceptance #lovenotfear flashblog on February 14th. We’ve got sales tallied up for #lovenotfear from February 14 through April 14. For sales through this time period, we are donating 50% of sales to The Golden Hat Foundation! The two month sales for the color resulted in 92 full size jars and 46 samples- $690 total sales, with 50% ($345) being donated to GHF! Thank you to everyone who purchased this lovely color. We are excited to announce that this color will be part of our ongoing efforts to raise funds for GHF, as well as the overall concept of Autism Acceptance and neurodiversity. Future sales of this color will donate 25% to GHF!
We were so inspired by how well-received #lovenotfear eyeshadow was, that Kristen was inspired to continue combining her creativity and love of eyeshadow formulation with her passion for advocacy- in the form of “Neurodivergent”, an eyeshadow shade created to benefit Autism Women’s Network. You can read all about this color, Autism Women’s Network, and the unique challenges faced by Autistic women on Kristen’s blog, HERE.
We’ve got sales tallied up for NEURODIVERGENT, through April 30th. For sales through this time period, we are donating 50% of sales to Autism Women’s Network! To date, sales for the color resulted in 112 full size jars and 40 samples- $824 total sales, with 50% ($412) being donated to AWN!
Thank you to everyone who purchased this beautifully intricate color. We are excited to announce that this color will be part of our ongoing efforts to raise funds for Autism Women’s Network!!! We will be donating 50% of sales of this shade through the month of May, and then keeping the color as a permanent shade, with 25% of sales going to AWN.