May 14, 2017 | Art & Design, Blog, SOLIDARITY

Five Kickass Women Inspire Jewelry Collection

Inspired by women who have made this world a better place, the Solidarity Collection goes beyond just jewelry – it’s a symbol to remind us that we have the power to create positive change in this world. Having been touched by many empowering women and stories of women doing incredible things, the collection is an attempt to design a physical extension of the impact these women have left us.

All women (and men!) have the power to create the change they wish to see in the world. We should find ways to celebrate the activists, musicians, artists, politicians, and all the feminists before us and among us. At the very least, we should talk about them.

With that, I wanted to showcase some of the powerful women that were the inspiration behind the Solidarity Collection and hopefully inspire you, the reader, to think about which women inspire you –whether they’re listed below or not. Enjoy!

Maya Angelou

Maya really needs no introduction, as she’s one of the most iconic feminists and civil rights activists of our time. Being a writer, poet, and activist, she touched the world with her literary works and outreach. She was a well-respected spokeswoman for African-American women and women across the world, inspiring schools to teach her share her literary works despite some controversial topics. She has touched the lives of many and is a true figure for using words to impact millions.

Gloria Steinem

A feminist, journalist, and activist, Gloria is an incredible example of a feminist who isn’t afraid to speak out and inspire a nation. She was the leader of the feminist movement in the 1960s through to the early 1970s and continues to speak on this topic to this day.  She is fearless, driven, and someone who has, and will never, back down from a cause she believes should be heard.

Nina Simone

The music that Nina created in her lifetime is something that you simply must close your eyes and take in. She recorded over 40 albums as a singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was also an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and used her music as a way of getting the world to shut-up and listen. She’s a true treat for the ears and she made waves for her generation.

Germaine Greer

A writer who played a huge role in the second-wave feminist movement, Gloria has used her books to spark conversations through controversial topics. This is a woman who has some serious guts and her focus is on liberation feminism, an idea that pushes women to define their own values and push to take control of their own fate in this life. She is unique, strong, and someone we should all inspire to be.

Ani DiFranco

A feminist icon who uses her music to reach the ears of the world to create positive change in the world, Ani is a pretty awesome feminist. With over 20 albums released, she also created her own record label fittingly titled, Righteous Babe. She uses her talent to support rallies, movements, throw benefit concerts and spread her positivity to those around her.

Feminism is important to our society today. We have come a long way, but young women still require the support from both men and women in the world to know that they can achieve anything they put their minds to. Like the feminists who have done so much for our society, and those currently doing so much, we can also be the change we wish to see and empower both young women and men to make positive impacts in the lives of others.  

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