Balance. Strength. Grace.
bal●ance verb : keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
strength noun: the influence or power possessed by a person, organization, or country.
grace noun : courteous goodwill.
These are important and descriptive ways of describing femininity on a level that surpasses gender. Whether you were born female, identify as female, or rally around the fight for total and complete Women’s Rights - the Venus pendant is for you, and all of us.
@kendakist I’m just a girl that believes abortion is an essential human right. With each purchase of our Venus symbol we will donate to help fund reproductive freedoms 👊🏽 go to #linkinbio to visit our website #abortionisessentialhealthcare #kendakistjewelry #abortionishealthcare #roevwade ♬ Just A Girl - No Doubt
In 2020, I introduced the Vote necklace in collaboration with Carrington Jackson, as a way of raising awareness around the importance of having your voice heard. The feedback I got was amazing, and it inspired me to continue creating jewelry in a way that feels empowering and symbolic. On the very day Roe was overturned, I sat down with two talented young women that work for me and we created the Venus symbol. I want them to know, I will fight for them, after all we are stronger together. Abortion is essential heath care. I have and always will continue to fight for women to have access to abortions.
For Women (and Men, and People regardless of gender identity) who care
Our women's symbol pendant signifies the continuous fight for equality. Women throughout the world remain on an unbalanced playing field. Let’s look at some statistics as noted by the Timeline: Women’s Footprint in History presentation by UNWomen.org:
- Despite extraordinary medical advances throughout history, more than 800 women still die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth - 99% of them in developing countries.
- Poverty is one of the greatest challenges of our time, disproportionately affecting women and girls; their health, employment and safety. Today, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty.
- Gender equality before the law still does not translate into reality. Although more than 140 countries guarantee gender equality in their constitutions, women face inequalities directly and indirectly through laws, policies, stereotypes and social practices.
- Women are integral to lasting peace. Studies show there is a 35 per cent greater chance of peace agreements lasting 15 years when women participate. Yet women are still largely absent from the peace table.
Representation matters. My inspiration around the Venus Symbol Charm is to bring recognition and start conversations around equal representation and full body autonomy for all. As with the Vote necklace, we designed the Women’s Pendant to empower you to start conversations daily. To amplify the power of your voice. Our wish is that you wear it proudly, supporting the importance of equality for all.