Spun Studio at Sistering
Some may say we are most fulfilled when we are responsibly proactive. But beyond the duty lies its joy. I have found that giving liberates the soul and any opportunity to give back to our community, to our planet, to each other, is a strong way forward for change. It offers a fuller perspective – one that reminds us of why we’re really here and what matters most.
It’s not about how big or small the act is, but the great love and awareness we put into our giving. And when we are willing to be brave with our attention, we can experience a deeper sense of love that feels bigger than ourselves. An act of kindness is valued more than the grandest intention and unequivocally benefits the human family. They are investments that make life worthwhile.
Wherever you go, I hope this is the message you convey. And with whatever you do, I hope you begin from the premise that we only have one humanity – that we’re all human together.
These are my sisters at @spunstudioto – a nonprofit social enterprise at Sistering that plays a growing role in supporting women’s empowerment and rebuilding socially, emotionally, and economically.
Many of the women that enter this safe, supportive space – whether it’s for a textile class, art workshop or perhaps a mentorship program with me – come from marginalized backgrounds. The opportunities and creative environments accessible to them here represent a vital source of skill and confidence building, supplemental income, and life-generating creativity.
This holiday, we gathered, we laughed (plenty), we listened, we shared a meal, we came together as love. They are brave, they are curious, they are hopeful, they are accepting not only of others but of themselves, they are deserving, they are powerful, they are LOVE. These smiles mean the world to me. I am excited for all that they’ll bring into the world and for what they’ve already poured out so beautifully simply by being who they proudly are. Mele Kalikimaka from my heart to yours. Please continue to give generously. It matters.