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Gaia Stuff?

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm by Lee Welles

Every day I receive e-mails from children (and grown-ups!) who LOVE Gaia Girls. As an author, I get a kick out of seeing enthusiasm for the characters and the story. However, I struggle with the idea of “Gaia-stuff.” Do we need Gaia Girls t-shirts, jewelry, toys? Or, is this just adding to the burdens Gaia must carry?

Check out The Simpsons illustrated the irony of expressing fandom through sweatshops. I’m going to ask that Gaia-fans do a little Google-ing. Find out where cotton comes from. Plastic toys. Jewelry for kids. SHOULD Gaia Girls should make “stuff?” Check out Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff before you answer that question!

Read the full post at GaiaGirls.com.

Lee Welles is the author of Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth, and Gaia Girls: Way of Water.

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