Who are we?

We are a couple of incensed activists fighting back with none other than crazy awesome soap and coffee! Yup that's right, soap and coffee. Thus, we created a Piece of Resistance Soap and Rise Up Coffee.

We are appalled at the current election and government in general. We couldn't sit idly by while our beloved country was eaten up from the inside. Thus our company ToResist.Rocks was formed.

Meet the Team

Every resistance begins with small pieces until it becomes a movement. Why not start with soap? That was our idea based somewhat on the model of CredoMobile that donates to progressive causes. We too would like to get there someday.

Lorien Reese


Lorien is a theatre practitioner and nonprofit professional with over a decade of experience in the performing arts. She currently is employed as the workshop supervisor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Prior to forming ToResist.Rocks, Lorien’s tenure included serving as the Program Director of The Watermill Center, the international laboratory for experimentation in the arts founded by Robert Wilson; Associate Director of Development for Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY; and as Program Director of HUGS, Inc., a nonprofit committed to youth empowerment, specializing in drug and alcohol prevention.

She holds a Bachelor of Communication Arts and Sciences from Calvin College and Masters of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University.

Judah Mahay


Judah is a writer who crafts stories that take science to plausible extremes or reality to the magical. He was born and raised in the little fishing village of Talkeetna, Alaska, where his parents homesteaded.

Since going to college in Boston, he as lived in Japan, worked as a sailor in Chicago, traveled Europe, got married in South Carolina, and now lives tucked into the woods of Hamptons, NY.

This journey and all the points in-between has provided him with a unique perspective on life, culture, and society. He received his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton.

You can find more of his works at judahmahay.com or by downloading his smartphone app for either iPhone or Android.

Kickstarter Campaign

It will fund the startup of our soap business ToResist.Rocks that strives to help people properly scrub, exfoliate, and cleanse the daily political gunk we see both on social media and on the telly with organic caffeinated soap infused with pine and grapefruit.