I cannot believe it!
When I was first diagnosed in June of this year with Endometriosis, I searched for art to make me feel more beautiful. I needed something… And I found “Sinta” on Etsy.com by GiGiMarie Stationary. After contacting the artist and asking if the painting could be placed onto a journal and explained why, we bonded : GiGi painted “Sinta” after she learned of her own diagnosis with Endometriosis. We all cope in our own ways, eh?
GiGi custom-ordered me a journal with her artwork on it. And her painting also hangs in my living room, a daily reminder that we are still beautiful. And we’ve been friends ever since.
This morning, I received an email from her: she is going to sell the 160-page journals on Etsy for $40 each, offering 15% of each sale directly to the Endometriosis Foundation of America! Why a journal, you ask? Because it’s healthy for us to express ourselves, document our histories, and refer to our past entries for confirmation/validation. You can read more on that here.
If you would like to support GiGi’s fundraising efforts and purchase your own Journal, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/212732032/my-personal-journey-end-endometriosis
AND, each person who buys a journal will also receive a Bloomin’ Uterus button in the mail from me. 🙂 More on my fundraising efforts, and the button, can be found here: https://bloominuterus.com/fundraiser/
I am absolutely flabbergasted at the pure bonding, strength, support, and ACTION that we are capable of. Anyone can do something to help. In any cause. It’s amazing to me! And I’m honored by GiGi’s offer to work together to help raise funds. We will continue to fight to find a cure for what ails us.
It only takes a leaf gently falling from the sky to cause ripples in the pond below. Let’s cause ripples, Ladies. Tidal waves, even!
And please feel free to share this blog, or these links, with anyone and everyone you think may be interested! Yours, Lisa