Our Story

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” 


Thank you for visiting. I’m Shaye Brooks, Founder of Under Her. I’m a divorced mother of four who has struggled with adversity and has had to seek help with depression, stress and anxiety. Thankfully and with help, I pulled myself and my family together.

I started Under Her because one of my daughter’s girlfriends came to stay with me for six months when her own mother was forced to live out of her car. In Virginia, it’s not illegal to live in your car, but I thought, no one should have to do that. So my daughter’s friend came home one day on the bus with my daughter and never left.


I felt so bad, but with me having my own four kids, it was hard for me to take care of her, too. I called CPS, the school liaison and other community organizations, but I found there was no organization that could supply this poor seventh grade girl with a D cup bra and feminine products on a consistent basis until her mother reached some type of stability.

After seeing this young lady go to school and get picked on, I knew there was something I had to do. The girls and I started having weekly lemonade stands to raise money for my daughter’s friend so I could make sure all the girls had what they needed each month.

I hope you will join us in our campaign to make sure no girl or woman has to go without basics needs and dignity.


Shaye Brooks

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