Introducing… The I Am Project Shop + Giveaway

A couple weeks ago, I came across this post over on the natural beauty blog No More Dirty Looks, prompting readers to share something they love about themselves. Perfect hair? Great skin? Killer legs? The point was to focus on what you love, because it’s more common for most of us to spend lots of time complaining about what we don’t like. C’mon, who hasn’t lusted after a friend’s confidence, their curly hair, or some other feature we wish we had?

But it’s so easy to do that and not focus on what YOU have (and what other women envy when they look at you!).

So my idea for a post today was to steal the NMDL idea and have everyone share their favorite feature, inside or out. And it couldn’t have been better timing, because I’m happy to say, if you share yours in the comments below, I can sweeten the deal for you, too.

Last week, I was contacted by Tobe Reed from the blog Because It’s Awesome, and co-founder of The I Am Project. You know about this weekly series, right? If not, here’s a little background:

The I Am Project was started by three friends with a passion around strengthening others’ hearts. Our wish is to affirm and inspire the beauty in every woman, to celebrate the uniqueness in each of us, as well as the commonalities that unite us as women. We want to create a space to confront the dark places that come with growth; to witness women being valued for more than their bodies, clothes, or societal projections; to feel inspired by stories and images; and to become more deeply rooted in who we are as women. We want to become a net of resources that will nurture and fortify each other’s confidence, and fill women with awareness of the extraordinary beauty that each of us uniquely brings to the world.

Today I’m so excited to announce that Tobe has launched an Etsy shop which will carry prints from her popular graphics featured weekly in the series!! The shop has been a long time coming, and will donate a percentage of every sale to a charity supporting women and the arts. Awesome, right? So, to help kick things off, Tobe’s graciously offered to give one lucky vmac+cheese reader the 5×7 or 8×10 print of their choice.

Here’s how to enter. It’s easy!:

1. Share your favorite feature in the comments.
It can be anything you like about yourself — internal or external.

For extra entries, you can :
2. Like The I Am Project on Facebook
3. Tweet about the giveaway

Be sure to come back and comment again if you do any of the above!

The giveaway will close this Friday at 5pm Pacific time. The winner will be able to choose the print and size they like best from The I Am Project shop.

Good luck, and whatever feature you choose to share, focus on that today! It’ll make you unstoppable…especially on a Monday.

(PSST — Want more chances to win? Several other amazing bloggers are helping to spread the word about The I Am Project shop today too! Go here to find out where else you can enter.)

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  1. 10.3.11

    I am fond of my optimism. The good is always better than the bad :)

  2. 10.3.11
    Chelsea said:

    Aw, I love this project and am excited about the shop! What a perfect gift! I like my ability to be empathetic. xoxo

  3. 10.3.11

    I’m really good at remembering people’s birthdays. This may sound a little lame, but people always appreciate it!

  4. 10.3.11
    Kristi said:

    I like that my facial expression always shows what I really think.

  5. 10.3.11
    Kristi said:

    I liked the I Am Project on Facebook.

  6. 10.3.11
    Kristi said:

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  7. 10.3.11
    viv said:

    I’m extremely honest. My friends always look for my opinion because I never hold back on telling them how I really feel!

  8. 10.3.11
    viv said:

    I like The I Am Project on FB :)

  9. 10.3.11

    How cute! I am proud of my thoughtfulness (at least most of the time…)

  10. 10.3.11
    Ashley said:

    I think I am really good at being inclusive and making people feel comfortable (e.g. if they’re shy, the new person in a group, etc.). Love this project :)

  11. 10.3.11
    Aubrey said:

    I am so in love with this project…and you are right, it’s pretty hard to say nice things about yourself! Um, let’s see, I really like my hair…it’s finally getting long again and I love it! (c: So glad The I Am Project is finally getting a shop! YIPPEE! I need that Live in color print (c:

  12. 10.3.11

    Victoria, this is such wonderful post idea! So positive and inspiring! I would say I’m proud of my work ethic.

    p.s. so glad we “met” at blog brunch as well :) Perhaps we can get cocktails at tipsy pig soon!

  13. 10.3.11

    I love that I’m so easily inspired. I’m always looking for a way to improve as a person.

  14. 10.3.11

    I love this so much!! My favorite thing about me is that I have pretty hair and can make shy people laugh. Ok that’s two things.

  15. 10.4.11
    Ashley said:

    My favorite feature is that I am honest–with myself and with others.

  16. 10.5.11
    Kristine said:

    The thing about me that I love is that I am compassionate to all living beings–human and animal.

  17. 10.5.11
    Susannah said:

    My favorite feature are my eyes – they are hazel and look different colors depending on what I wear. I also love that I am a good listener and really care about helping friends with their problems.

  18. 10.6.11

    Such a great post!

    I find that I’m constantly inspired and ambitious.