\ res-kyü•gurl \ n: 1.
A woman young in spirit and generous
of heart. 2. A woman who knows how
to rescue herself. 3. A woman who
doesn’t need validation because,
regardless of her shape, size, hue,
shoes, or status—she knows she’s
The original RescueGirl, Amy Luwis, launched her company to inspirit and applaud women. She encourages every woman to join the RescueGirl Revolution by embracing her individual beauty and loving her total package!
Amy is passionate about creating useful, positive products for women and works with companies that care about making this world a better place. Her award-winning gift line is made with locally sourced, recycled materials and organic cotton; RescueGirl is sold online at RescueGirl.com and in specialty stores & spas including, New Seasons Market, The Ritz Carlton Spa/Naples, select Whole Foods and more.
Amy's offbeat book, "Yoga to the Rescue: Remedies for Real Girls" (Sterling Publishing, 2008) has become an international bestseller and is helping turn yogaphobics into yoginis around the globe! It is also available in app form on the iTunes store.
When Amy isn't writing and illustrating, she's helping animals. In 1995 she co-founded the nonprofit, AdoptAPet.com -- North America's largest pet adoption web service, which has attracted Alicia Silverstone onto its billboards and Drew Barrymore into its television PSA. Shepard Fairey (the artist behind the iconic Obama poster) created a poster for them championing the American Mutt: http://muttslikeme.adoptapet.com.
AdoptAPet.com receives 1.6 million unique visitors each month and over 8000 shelters and rescues actively post their animals. Many animals, from dogs to cats to lizards find forever homes!
Ms. Luwis lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, guitarist Bryan Lewis Aspey, and their rescued pit bull, Isabelle and lovely shelter kitty, Ms. Dorian.
Amy's hope is that everyone consider opening their home to a pet. Not only are experts finding that sharing life with an animal can have amazing healing effects on health, from reducing cholesterol and high blood pressure to warding off depression and loneliness, but by adopting from a shelter or rescue group, you save a life -- millions of dogs and cats are killed every single year because they do not find a home.