necklace: c/o Musana Jewelry
boots: c/o shoe carnival
If you're like me, you're probably recovering from the hellish monstrosity that was Black Friday shopping. Black Friday, I've realized, is the consumerist equivalent of a toxic relationship; The more you hate it, the more you can't resist it. But we all do it anyways, and yes, we hate ourselves for it. So as I was waiting in line just to get in to J. Crew, wearing an outfit that could only be described as something between "tired soccer mom" and "hobo," watching hoards of people destroy each other over the 3 dollar bins, I thought, there has to be more to life than this.
So on this hollowed Cyber Monday, if you're needing your faith in humanity restored, let me introduce you to a really awesome local company called Musana Jewelry. Musana is a social enterprise that not only sells cute jewelry, but provides stable employment and educational opportunities to women in Uganda. Each piece of jewelry is designed and handcrafted by a woman in Uganda. Through the Musana enterprise, these artisans not only gain valuable skills and a steady income to lift them out of poverty, but are also empowered through classes in literacy, entrepreneurship, and health.
Today, Musana is also giving away a necklace or jewelry item of your choice to one lucky Awkward Girls reader! All you have to do is like their Facebook page, and follow the instructions in the widget below. The contest will end next Monday, and a winner will be chosen and contacted through email the next day. Good luck!
Oh, and for all you Cyber Monday shoppers out there, Musana is offering 20% off their entire website, today only, with the code: CYBERMONDAY