17 Body-Positive and Feminist Jewelry Pieces for All Women to Enjoy While Shaking Off The Haters
To quote The Fault in Our Stars (yep, I totally love that book and film), "The world is not a wish-granting factory." This can apply to pretty much everything: socioeconomic conditions, global warming, politics, relationships, you name it. But it can also apply to our personal perceptions of ourselves — perceptions that can be clouded and manipulated by societal expectations, misogyny, girl-on-girl hatred, and the fact that most mainstream, female celebrities have strikingly similar figures. Suffice it to say, self-love can be a little tricky sometimes.
I cannot speak for all women, nor would I try. But much of my childhood, adolescence, and young adult life were spent wishing I looked a different way — wishing I was, intrinsically, a different person. We're so often taught to fear individuality and uniqueness, that having a positive body image becomes a really difficult feat. Luckily, we also live in an age when people are trying to change that, be they plus-size bloggers, inspiring feminists like Emma Watson, or independent jewelry designers who love to spread self-esteem and self-love.
Yes, that list included jewelry. As of late, loads of unique designers have been transcribing inspirational messages to necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. If you're tired of all the hate, the body snark, the cattiness, the blame, you might want to check out these 17 pieces of body-pos/feminist artistry.