This Thursday (the 10th at 7:30pm) at Brushstrokes Studios in Berkeley, a number of local artisans and vendors will be selling their wares to help raise money for Girls On Fire. This organization empowers Kenyan women, many of whom have been victims of gender violence and dire poverty. Through leadership camps, young women and girls are given the opportunity to travel, learn about nutrition and exercise, work as a team and, most importantly, understand and value their own self worth. I'm looking forward to this event and hope you can attend too. It's the perfect opportunity to holiday shop with a worthwhile purpose.