Sometimes you don't get to drink your coffee before you leave the house. And sometimes you also need to be reminded that a) you have a mind, and b) you can do anything. Christine de Pizan gave us a great reminder in a wonderful quote that likely would have influenced the young Anne Boleyn while she was at the court of Margaret of Austria and had access to Pizan's writing.
This sketch of Pizan was created by San Diego artist David Brooks, who is now super inspired to learn about these badass women he's been drawing. Carrying around a mug like this will inspire others in your life to do the same.
Like when you go to Starbucks, and you're all, "I already have my mug, and it is awesome." And they're all, "Christine de Pizan? Who is she?" And you're all, "only one of the first women in Europe to make a living as a writer." And they're all, "wow, I've gotta check her out!" And you smugly walk out, knowing that you are waving the medieval feminist flag. Rock on.
That, my friends, is the Power of the Christine de Pizan travel mug.
Remember everything you buy is a Purchase with a Purpose. I split 10% of my profits between the local historical society in my hometown of Lancaster, PA and through funding microloans to women refugee entrepreneurs through Kiva.