The last 18 months have been a lot, but it has also really shown me how much privilege I have. I have a good job, excellent insurance and a great support network. Not everyone is so blessed. I have been trying to figure out what I can do to pay it forward. In normal times I would donate part of the proceeds from my holiday shows to a chosen organization. But I am cutting back on my shows for the foreseeable future.
So, what will I do instead? Each month I will pick a charity or organization to support. There will be a section in my shop where I donate half of my sales of those items to that month's charity. These items will be limited edition and when something sells out I will replace it with something else. For the first go around I have decided to donate to MMIW, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women fund.