Thank you so much for coming to my site and for reading my very first blog post! This is my first post because I’ve had to keep our new company a secret until we made an official announcement. Well, here it is! I have created a company called Her Universe with my partner, The Araca Group, and together we will be making authentic, high quality merchandise for female sci-fi fans! I am sooooo excited to announce that we are joining forces with Lucasfilm to present you with the first Star Wars collection, just for her. Yes, you heard me right, apparel and accessories made exclusively for women and girls!
Four years ago, when I was cast as the voice of Ahsoka Tano, I scoured the Internet looking for female Star Wars merchandise and I was disheartened by the lack of product. I was told to buy a men’s size ” small ” because there weren’t enough women that would buy merchandise made specifically for them. How could that be? The number of female fans that share my love for this amazing universe is astonishing and, as I discovered, greatly under served. I started doing my research and I found that close to 50% of all Star Wars fans and sci-fi fans in general are women. I also read hundreds of comments from female fans begging for merchandise designed and made specially for them, and not something that was an afterthought made in pink. I decided that I was going to step up to the plate and be their voice. It’s time for fangirls to be heard, recognized and rewarded!
However, I need your help! We are not trying to take anything away from the guys but we are simply trying to share the spotlight. Please tell your family and friends to spread the word about Her Universe. We need to let everyone know that we are here. This is just the beginning and there are so many exciting things that we can do, but I can’t be your voice without your support. Please give me your thoughts, feedback, likes, dislikes and desires of what you would like to see. I will be updating and checking my blog, facebook page and twitter constantly. Our online store will be opening soon, and we will be selling our merchandise at several conventions this summer including San Diego Comic-Con, Celebration V and Dragon Con. I will be at these conventions and I look forward to meeting everyone!
“Here’s Where The Fun Begins!”
PS- Above is a shirt that Dave Filoni designed for our line. I feel like I am Dave’s Padawan. Just like Plo Koon found Ahsoka, Dave found me and gave me this amazing opportunity to voice Ahsoka. I asked him to design a shirt to reflect their relationship. He even used his “Plo Kool” sign off to show that he approves!