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Antonia Saint Dunbar  Co-Founder/Owner THINX @shethinx, @iconundies, @antoniasaintny and the @brooklynshoefactory. Inventor, Designer, Lover of Life and Synchronicity

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One loooooong final print before the weekend πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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#kickstarter #proofreading #eyesaretired #itsallgoodtho #grateful #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #antoniasaintny

Eeeeeekk! The clock is ticking down now πŸ‘πŸΌ We're just one click away from launching our new high tech shoe company out into the world ❀️πŸ’₯❀️ I feel like I did in 2013 when I hit the very same button for @shethinx πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼 But this time, it's for the new invention of heels and flats that feel like sneakers inside, and this time, we've got a full team of people helping me bring it all to life β€οΈπŸ‘ β€οΈ .
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Man, it's been a long road to get here. It's required a few stops along the way that were unexpected, and oftentimes, quite challenging and hard. It's not been easy. In fact, I think many would have quit 😳 But that's the reality for starting something new. Needless to say, I'm very excited to say that the idea has thrived from conception, and that the official birth-day is soon here! We'll soon be a newly live company out in the world, and we'll be working in service for everyone to have shoes that make you feel just as good as they look. .
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And again, our team! I'm so very grateful for our incredible team of people who helped to make it all happen πŸ’œπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’œ Teamwork truly does make the dream work, and now we can't wait to share it with all of you out there in the world. So... stay tuned! βœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒŸ
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#dreamscomingtrue #equality #startup #team #solutionsforwomen #highheels #flats #customfit #hightech #innovation #newinvention #freethefemaleandherfeet

A piece of Antarctica the size of Delaware (more than a trillion metric tons) broke off last week. Did anything change? Will life only change once it's too late, and every coastal city (Miami/parts of NYC, etc) disappears? We need to do everything possible in our own lives, and to pressure corporations, to do what's right. We MUST wake up to the reality of our actions creating reactions, and begin to shoulder some of the responsibility. As consumers, we can do things like stop buying fast fashion, plastic bottles/toys/etc, batteries that aren't rechargeable, and we can carry reusable bags w/ us when we shop. We can order out less, and we can recycle. We can also choose to support sustainable businesses (or help create one!). .
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This stuff weighs seriously heavy on my heart because each and Aa every one of us makes a difference, but so many don't realize it. When I see someone throwing a bottle out of a car window on a country road (happened last week) or their candy wrapper on the street (happens all the time), I realize what a sickness it is to not take responsibility for one's actions. .
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A friend of mine, Aasif, once explained to me that his spiritual name means two main things. "Strong Wind" is one. And forgiveness, or "sorry", is another. The way I understand this is that sometimes, fierce storms and other extreme natural changes are sent to snap us out of our comfort, and wake us up. Mother Nature wishes it wasn't so... and apologizes. But how else would we listen and change? I wish we didn't have to be brought to our knees, but sometimes, when we are so painfully asleep to what needs to be done, the Universe needs to do just that. Change the course FOR us, so that we have no other choice but to make the changes we MUST, and that are in our power to do. .
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One final thought about Antarctica - looks a lot like a brain, doesn't it? Maybe we can take that inspiration, and think. Let's use our own minds and finally start doing what we can, each one of us, until it all adds up to the change we need for our planet, and all of the beings here. Soon, we'll have no other choice. #climatechange #wakeup #wedomakeanimpact #oil #wind #water #sun #choosebetter

Experiencing Summer, for the first time πŸ’œ

This kid πŸ’œ

When humankind creates beautiful things and does acts of good, the earth is renewed in hope... May we all be the creators and doers this world needs πŸ’«βœ¨
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#wakeup #lookup #humanity

This is life. You truly never know exactly what's going to happen once the curtain goes up. ✨

Our patriarch is 90 years old, and our growing family is 11 children strong. Can't recommend getting a suite at the Tiger's stadium enough so everyone can run around! Apologies for the goofy faces - I asked for it 😜

Gorgeous day for a ballgame β˜€οΈπŸŒžπŸ˜

My sister Autumn's Michigan yard filled with half the cousins makes for a sweet afternoon πŸ’œ

Right before the first swing of the summer β˜€οΈ

So, today a dream came true πŸ’œπŸ’«βœ¨ If I could call someone my Entrepreneur Spirit Sister, it would be @sarablakely the Founder and Creator of SPANX. When I was starting @shethinx and leading the design of the product (in the midst of all operations of the biz, which was intense!), Sara inspired me to write the patent myself because she had done the same with @spanx . I thought - if she could start a business and write a patent with zero experience in the field after selling fax machines door-to-door and doing standup comedy, then I could do it too. Heck, I came from being a classical-turned-pop cellist, and a PR/advertising executive. Definitely no experience there! :) .
Sara is also dedicated to creating solutions for women in a world where so many more are needed, a mother who juggles a LOT, and she has a level of courageousness that I am so incredibly inspired by.
As it turns out, we have even more in common than I realized, and I look forward to what lies ahead in the future! One never really knows how life will unfold, but there is always a greater plan beyond what we can see, and our sole job is to put one foot in front of the other, believe in the dream, and stay dedicated to everything we can possibly do to make it happen. And all while supporting other women, and lifting them up along the way 🌟
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#reallifeheroes #reallifedreams #inspired #womeninbusiness #courage #dreams #makingthemreal #solutionsforwomen #spanx #sarablakely #antoniasaintny

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