From the very beginning, we’ve always had the intention of giving back to the community. With everything we do, we work to empower women and help them find their strength--because strong women are capable of anything!
Learn more about our mission, why supporting the survivors of domestic violence is so important to us, and how you can help.
Helping Strong Women Find Their Voice
WodBottom was started with the intention of celebrating strong women and supporting a deeper purpose. Yes, we make fabulous athleticwear and workout shorts women love, but we also give back to our local community and work on helping strong women find their voices and their confidence.
Deciding to partner with the incredible Wisconsin-based Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) was an easy decision. We are passionate about helping domestic abuse survivors and their families get on a path to a healthy, happy life. That’s why we donate a portion of our proceeds to DAIS to help empower and support the women, men, and children who are impacted by domestic violence and seek services from DAIS.
Knowledge Is Power
Domestic violence is more than physical violence. It includes verbal abuse, sexual violence, stalking or harassment, controlling behavior, and emotional or psychological harm. Domestic violence impacts victims of every age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic class.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced severe physical violence in an intimate relationship. (Source)
- An estimated 26% of children are exposed to domestic violence before the age of 18. (Source)
- Nationwide, an average of three women are killed by intimate partner violence every day. (Source)
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children. As many as 57% of homeless women cite domestic violence as the reason. (Source)
- Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most vulnerable group for domestic violence. (Source)
We are passionate about sharing resources and raising awareness about domestic violence. Many of our blog posts focus on empowering survivors and educating our community about domestic abuse.
Since 1977 Wisconsin-based Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) has been working tirelessly to make Madison and all of Dane County a safer place for domestic violence survivors and their children. Their mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education, and outreach.
With every purchase, we donate a portion of our proceeds to DAIS to help them empower survivors to find their voices and their confidence. We also created a DAIS Collection where 100% of the profits go to this wonderful nonprofit.
How To Be An Ally
Wondering how you can support? Here are a few ways to start:
Educate Yourself & Others
Education is critical in allyship. Finding resources, reading articles, and sharing information with the people around you can be a great way to bring attention to the issue and start a conversation.
Be An Advocate
Anyone can be an advocate. Being an advocate means standing up for the rights of others and speaking when they might not otherwise be heard.
Supporting nonprofit organizations is a wonderful way to aid domestic abuse survivors, but there are also many companies (like WodBottom) that donate a portion of their proceeds to nonprofits as well.
Be A Safe Space
Being an ally sometimes means just being a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. When you provide a safe space (without judgment), you open yourself up to them, and they will feel comfortable opening up to you.
Your support can help survivors embrace their strength and find their voice.