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Dear Amy,

I recently had the idea to collect old and used magazines from all the women in my life, (friends, family, co-workers, etc.) and donate them to a local women’s shelter for the holiday season. Some of the most empowering and inspirational ideas I've had have been the result of reading an article, blurb, or sometimes even a caption in many responsible publications.

To be more specific, we'd donate the magazines with positive representations of women, and recycle all the rest, with the proceeds going to the shelter. I suppose I'm writing you as a sort of bouncing board. Do you see any inherent problems in this idea? I’ve thought about it quite a bit and I want it to be as effective as possible. Any suggestions or warnings you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you (for everything)!

Sincerely,

Kadi

Kadi,

Thanks for sharing your idea! It is a great one and very replicable. Maybe even by having it posted here at feminist.com you will inspire others. I think it benefits everyone: the women in the shelter for having more access to material, you for feeling like you are doing something, and the environment. Thanks for sharing,

- Amy