The Sara Wickham Etsy shop is open for this weekend only!

The Sara Wickham Etsy shop is open for just one weekend, so it’s time to go shopping and help support our work!

We recently mentioned that we’ve made some changes to the way we’re working.

One of them is that our Etsy shop is going to become seasonal again and will just be open in the few weeks leading up to Christmas. That’s how it always used to be, but Sara made loads of things during the lockdown, and we kept it open year-round for a bit.

 

Keep calm and shop now!

But we know that you’re used to shopping whenever you like, so we have listed everything we currently have, reopened the shop and will stay open until 2pm UK time this Sunday, May 29th (or earlier if we sell out).

 

After that, it will be closed until October, so head over there now if you’d like to grab a “velvet vagina,” birth kit purse, or information/index card pouch.

 

What’s it all about?

Our Etsy shop helps fund the infrastructure of the Birth Information Project. So if you use our free social feeds, newsletter or website resources in your work or business*, please help us to keep them going by buying something each year.

* Just a quick note: even though we offer free content, you still need to abide by copyright law and avoid plagiarism. It’s fine to share/repost, but it’s not OK to contravene copyright or put Sara’s work/words into your own branding. More info on how to share legally, ethically and fairly here.

This year, we had Hallowe’en/Samhain and Yule/Christmas purses as well as our popular Australiana and Kiwiana ones. And new for 2021 were some lovely sparkly vaginas for your education kit or Christmas tree! We’ll even add a free hanging loop to any vagina, for those who would like to use it as a decoration as well as an educational tool – just pop a request in the comments when you order.

 

How it all began

In the autumn of 2019, Chris and I announced the birth of our Sara Wickham Etsy shop. It featured handmade vaginas, birthkit purses, and information pouches.

Sara does the sewing.

Chris does the shop keeping.

And every penny of profit goes towards the Birth Information Project.

Our shop name is DrSaraWickham and we opened it in response to people asking how they could buy things from anywhere in the world, not just when Chris runs a stall at Sara’s events.

In the first year, we had a limited number of items and it was a bit of an experiment. We were so delighted with the results – including loads of 5-star reviews, thank you! – that we kept going.

Sara spent part of the 2020 lockdown restocking the shop for that year, and again you shopped so much that we ran out of some things!

We’re about to close the shop for a few months while we restock again, but you can click here between now and Sunday 29th May to visit the Sara Wickham Etsy shop and take a look at what we have left!

You can also watch a video of Sara demonstrating everything, which should hopefully answer any questions you may have about how to use your vagina 🥰 (To find that, scroll down below the items and reviews and look in the gallery of pics). And find out why we call it a velvet vagina and not a velvet vulva…

You can also read more about how the Birth Information Project began here.

 

We have a fairly unique business model. We make a living from our online courses and from the royalties we earn from Sara’s books (which is why we always ask people to recommend and not lend), but we each contribute a day of our time every week to the Birth Information Project. The project includes social media pages on which we share new research, and a free, monthly newsletter which we send out to thousands of people who want to keep up-to-date with birth-related research and thinking. We donate our time but the infrastructure, software, IT support etc is funded by what we make from the Etsy shop. So thanks for supporting us 💜