So, first thing's first: SheNative will be giving away pieces of brand new apparel all month long!
Authentic Leggings, Thunderbird Cropped Hoodies...these are just a couple of the items that will be up for grabs in January. The first giveaway was posted on Facebook and Instagram today, actually. You can find SheNative @shenativegoods on Instagram and @shenative on Facebook.
Second thing's second: Each week in January I'll be here sharing with you.
Some weeks will highlight inspiring resilient women changemakers whom you've suggested. One of the weeks will include more about my journey as a young entrepreneur and caregiver to my Mom who was diagnosed with MS when I was 10. Devon asked that I share more about this to follow up my first blog post. And so, with excitement and more than a few nerves, I will do so.
Third thing's third [okay, okay... I'll stop with the number play on words now 😉 ] :Until January 20, 2020 all SheNative Leather Accessories and SheNative Apparel are on sale big time -- new apparel included.
Enjoy the sale and stock up on this year's birthday gifts for the women in your life who live with courage, perseverance and love. That's my plan, anyways. #1yearofbdayshoppingcomplete #YES
Finally, I leave you with this. It's not an update, but a question:
The definition of SheNative is: reverence, authenticity, unapologetic chicness, celebrating and sharing our teachings with the world.
How are you going to choose to define this new decade for yourself?
“You don’t have to do everything alone. In fact, you’re not alone. There are a bunch of people who care about you deeply; you might not even know who they are yet. But they’re there, accessible, and want to see you thrive in the world. You are a contribution and you’ll continue to be a contribution. Just be patient.”
These are the words Indigenous law school graduate Harpreet Ahuja would tell her 12 year old self. Years later, she’s moments away from becoming a lawyer and a challenger. I could share more about this fearless Indigenous woman changemaker (talking with her on Zoom was a joy -- highly recommend!), but her words hold great wisdom -- colouring these pages with resilience and courage. And so, without further delay, here is our first interview together!
Right now we could talk about the many bumps along the journey of entrepreneurship. Veeeery late nights. Tear-filled mornings -- most often at least half due to staying up too late the night before -- resulting in never-getting-out-of-there coffee stains. Changing relationships that you thought were going to be ride-or-die. These are a very small selection of the bumps I've experienced over the years.
Or we could talk about one of the most remarkable gifts entrepreneurship can provide: The ability to extend moments in time on short notice. To explain what I mean, here's a post I wrote on my Instagram back in August 2019...
Over the coming months you're going to meet some of the most remarkable women changemakers in North America.
Some of them are currently in the public eye. Others have created positive change that SheNative is honoured to recognize publicly for the first time. The stories, lessons and wisdom that's been shared...you're in for a deeply moving, critically insightful experience on SheNative's blog and social media in 2020.