June 10, 2016

Goooooood Morning, Fave Peeps!

Say Hello to our new logo!! Isn’t it FANTASTIC?? Thanks so much to Liz at Just Artin’ Around for designing all of our crazy ideas into one fab image (she’s awesome, y’all). We hope you’ve been enjoying the beautiful weather and are ready to roll up sleeves and dive in again.You inspire us every week with your stories of awesome! We’re so glad we get to call you friends :).

So Passes a Titan.

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammed Ali

This week the world mourned and was inspired by the life of Muhammed Ali – what an amazing man, y’all. After breaking through so many ceilings and walls, this warrior kept fighting and living, even when confronted by Parkinsons. Talk about inspiring. In honor of his fantastic, we’re giving you ways to throw some love to other parkinsons patients and family members.

Inspired by the love of quilts shown by her own mother while suffering from Parkinson’s, Sonja Hakala started the Parkinson’s Comfort Project. This rad organization helps regular peeps make quilts for families and people with parkinson’s. And y’all, if you’ve ever been in a hopeless time, you know just how much a quilt can bring you love and joy. So get out that fabric (don’t know how? We have a kit you can buy with all of the instructions!) and start piecing, warriors! Get the down-low here.

Speak Strong, Fellow Warrior.

“Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon

This week BuzzFeed published a letter from a sexual assault victim to Brock Turner, a student at Stanford that sexually assaulted her behind a dumpster one night after a party. It’s now circled the globe, received lettersvideos, and congressional hearings. So now that we’ve talked about it, let’s DO something, peeps. Check it out.

make an up cycled purse kit for women fleeing sexual assault

What’s bad? Going through legal battles after sexual assault. Guess what? There are countries where there are no legal battles because sexual assault isn’t illegal. And it’s not like there are three of these countries left in the world – they are ALL OVER. Our fab project this week is to make a purse o’ toiletries to help immigrant women escaping sexual violence and starting again in the U.S. Check out this video to see what you can be a part of, and check out the deets on the project here.

Taking Time to Listen.

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem” – A.A. Milne, via Winnie the Pooh

From the gorilla controversy last week to this week’s ruling by Canada’s Supreme Court, animal rights have been in the news of late. Guess what? There are some AMAZING people that are fighting every day to protect some of those rad animals that can’t speak for themselves. Join up and dive in, because you too can be one of those peace warriors.

Make a Kit of Used Gear to Help Animals

Ok, we’ve all heard the stories of those sideline circuses that are insanely inhumane, acutely miserable, and are the opposite of being good stewards of our animal friends. Whenever I’ve read these articles, I’ve always pledged to never go to any of those circuses (check), but I’ve never really been able to figure out what else I could do about it. Now you’ve got some rad options. How can you do that? We’ve got all of the deets here.

Talk Soon!

Carmen, Kristin, Natalie, and Jillian

We think y’all are rad and want to get to know you better. Join our Facebook Group and tell us how you want to change the world – we’ll find an amazing org and project just for you.

Mamas Aina

Carmen & Kristin

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