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Episode Info: The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) gave his family hope when his sister was born, and now he’s giving it right back. Friends, meet Shivam Punjya, the founder of Behno and the brother of Nini, his younger sister with Down Syndrome. Although his beautiful NYC brand of ethically designed handbags started out with goals to increase sustainability and support workers in India, Shivam’s most recent outreach efforts include a cause that’s pretty close to our own hearts.. The Nini Collection! That’s right, he made fashionable, quality handbags accessible to his sister, Nini, and anyone else who might benefit from a rounded zipper and bigger storage space! We love functional fashion, but we love Behno’s collaboration with NDSS even more!  That’s because 20% of every purchase of a ‘Nini’ tote goes straight to NDSS. Check out this extraordinary partnership and join us for an interview with it’s creator, Shivam!  We’re chatting about all things related to having a sibling with Down Syndrome: perspective shifts, family dynamics, sibling rivalries, and more! __ SHOW LINKS Support Behno and NDSS by purchasing the ‘Nini’ tote! 20% of sales go straight to NDSS. Shop here. UPCOMING: Stay tuned for a super special live event announcement from us! All you need to know right now is that you’ll want to be there, (oh and it’s happening in November!) Find a Buddy Walk near you to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October! SHOW SPONSOR: BEHNO Guided by ethical principles and sustainability, Behno is a NYC fashion brand that creates beautiful and quality products, including the ‘Nini’ tote to support NDSS! Purchase a tote (or two) and use code: NDSS at checkout to receive a complimentary Tara cardholder, valued at $75. SHOW SPONSOR: QRI (Quantum Reflex Integration) QRI helps individuals reach their potential by strengthening neurological connections through cold laser and reflex integration! Head to and use code: QRILuckyFew for a FREE QRI Computer Harmonizer valued at $159 with the purchase of an Essentials Package. LET’S CHAT Email with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis is NOW available on Amazon. Head to Youtube and subscribe to The Lucky Few’s NEW Channel: In Search of The Lucky Few. Click here to start watching now! --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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