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Proceed with Confidence

Christina Mirando

More often than not, we are advised to "proceed with caution": whether we're driving a car, operating a table saw, or turning on a stove. And if those three words aren't worrying enough, symbols of a squiggly line, a severed hand, or a flame really help to emphasize the point.

While it's important to be mindful and take precaution, these warning signs tend to evoke feelings of fright and hesitance. So what would happen if "caution" was replaced with "confidence"? Would we feel empowered to try something new even if we were terrified?

Austin-based organization, Women.Design.Build, has adapted this motto as a means to inspire creative confidence and manual competence through design and building education. Now you can share the "Proceed with Confidence" message by sporting one of their sweet tees, an awareness campaign initiative in partnership with Wearable Hope.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love this campaign Christina. Definitely a great way to start a conversation.

    • Christina Mirando

      Thanks Alessandra! Wouldn't it be cool if the GOOD Local Chapters went around and put up these Proceed with Confidence signs in public places? Reminds me of the Red Swing Project...that idea of transforming how we interact with our environment.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Great idea. Do you have a printable e-copy of this? We could send it out to everyone. Creative placemaking at its finest!