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Hello First name / Friend,,
Today we are handing over to Karen Arthur - fashion influencer, maker and activist!

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We’re so excited to be joining Karen for a creative workshop, to celebrate and take part in today's challenge together…
💥 TODAY at 11am - 1pm in Afri-Co-Lab, St Leonards-on-Sea 💥
It’s FREE to join and we’d love to see you there. Get in touch with to let us know if you are coming along.

“Karen is a woman with a powerful message to send. A former teacher, she’s a fashion creative, private sewing tutor, stylist, model, content creator and speaker who has been honing her craft for over 40 years. More recently, she has focussed on creating beautiful clothing for women who appreciate hand crafted care and slow fashion. Whilst creating bespoke pieces, Karen has been cultivating her voice and is on a mission to share with women of all ages on the highs, lows, pressures and gains of life after 50.”
Click below to watch Karen tell us more about her challenge…

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Choose an item of clothing that you love.
You might associate it with a memory or feeling.
It might have been gifted to you by someone you love.
It might be textured, it might be warm, it might be vintage.
It might remind you of places you’ve been or a childhood memory. 
Create or share a story about that item of clothing.
Perhaps it will inspire how you choose what to wear today!
Welsh Translation: 
Dewis atgof o'th blentyndod yn ymwneud â dillad, a rhanna'r stori mewn geiriau neu farddoniaeth. 
Dewis beth i'w wisgo heddiw ar sail yr atgof hwnnw.
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What does your chosen item of clothing remind you of and how did those feelings reflect in your words? 
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?