Since finding out the Etsy exists I do endeavour to purchase from there on occasion. And boy is there some cool stuff to be had. I recently purchased this for a good friend, how groovy is this?!

Now there are endless good causes in the world, how do you choose child poverty over breast cancer – you can’t. Different causes resonate with different people at different times in their lives. As a woman who has had the good fortune to be well supported in my educative endeavours – my parents, who went to every parent-teacher evening, a father who never saw a single barrier to what I wanted to pursue (neither of my parents finished school but I went ‘all the way‘ obtaining a PhD in Science); a country that had a ‘Girls can do anything campaign while I was at school (that phrase has never left me and I still take it to heart); a supportive other half (he who did almost everything at home while I went and obtained an MBA while we both worked full time); my education has taken me to places and given my opportunities most women would not dream of.

Hence no stretch of the imagination to understand that I do like to see girls get the support or opportunities that they need or that can make a difference. And that is why I am making mention of #makeforgooda project powered by Australian ETSY sellers and in partnership with Plan International, who have a Because I am a Girl campaign, helping girls around the world access their right to education, health and protection. So if you happen to be shopping on Etsy, why not check out the #makeforgood products – as every sale gives a minimum of 20% towards this endeavour.

Girls can do anything: Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

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