>> Thursday, April 14
Modern day slaves, orphans, people with HIV, people with no clean water. This Etsy shop is dedicated on behalf of them. On Behalf Of, ran by Kate, donates 90% of its proceeds to several causes. Kate is not an artist and claims not to be but she firmly believes in combating beauty to fight ugliness and oppression in our world and the potency of selfless love versus the injustices still inflicted to many people all around us.
Kate best explains her beliefs with these strong words:
I love seeing the world with my own eyes, and I'd rather live for others than live for myself. I believe our world system has enabled a small percent of us to live richly, lacking nothing, while the majority of beautiful people lack even the basic necessities in life. I regret and am sorry that I am part of the privileged minority. But my heart and the aim of my life is to do what I can in fighting this injustice, and helping those in my society to see that. Now that I have seen, I am responsible. I believe in possibility. I believe in God's providence. He knows my heart because He made it that way. And He's done so much already. I'm a small girl, but I am pretty determined that not everything about me will be small.
Take a look at her beautiful work and click on the links to find out more about the story behind her art and the organizations she supports.
Kate also blogs and shares her passions at Art of Behalf Of.