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Sophia Bush, who is best known for her role as Detective Erin Lindsay on the NBC drama series Chicago PD, has partnered with fashion brand Joe Fresh to design a T-shirt for a good cause.
On Thursday, the former One Tree Hill actress took to her Instagram page to announce the big news. "There are few things I believe in more than #equality, so I am thrilled to reveal my T-shirt collab with @JoeFresh," she wrote. "100% of the proceeds go to @HumanRightsCampaign. Wear your pride, love your love, and tag your photos with #TurnColorOn."
Previously, Bush had shared her thoughts on the topic in advance of an exciting new collaboration with Joe Fresh. "I have a little surprise for you guys! @joefresh, the @humanrightscampaign, and I are working together to #TurnColorOn. Here's a video sneak peek. #LoveisLove," she teased.
It is no shocker that Bush is a die-hard activist. So, all proceeds from the shirt will benefit the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization whose mission is to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. InStyle reported that the idea of #turncoloron reminded the actress of rainbows, which made her think of HRC.
“Everyone should be able to love who they love, and sadly, we’re still fighting legislation that’s trying to marginalize equality,” the actress told the magazine. “I hate that certain people are treated differently than others just because of who they love. In this world that’s full of such strife and war and poverty, where we see people struggling, what is the point of wasting a moment criticizing who somebody loves?”
Bush added that they wanted to do more than just get people to buy shirts, but care about who would wear them.
“There are ways to make the world a better place, whether that’s in small increments or in massive sweeps of change," the actress said. "We have to focus on the micro and the macro, figure out ways we can affect it all, and I feel that’s what we’re doing with our T-shirt."
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