Find out how you can help women in Malaysia as you ogle lotus-inspired jewelry we’ve picked out in the spirit of rising above the murky water of life.
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! Did you know that the lotus is a symbol of goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati according to Hinduism? In Buddhism and Jainism, the lotus is held in high regards, revered as a symbol of transcendence, purity and non-duality.
Since we are celebrating the progress and change that women(and men) everywhere had(has) made possible, I thought it would be apt to showcase the lotus flower in this post as the symbol of arising above the murky water (challenges).
Standing tall, in full bloom like the lotus blossom, we must be ready to spearhead vital changes in how we, the female gender can little by little help to realize the strength we have inside and reflect this belief in ourselves through actions, no matter how trivial they may appear.
We’ve read in the news that women in developed nations are still being paid less than men. In countries that are still developing, the strict view that women should be delegated to womanly duties still reigns even as it’s corroding. Although feminism gets a bad rap in the western world, at the other end of the globe, it remains an important life-transforming movement for both women, men and their families. (More details on how you can help, below)
So, in the spirit of rising up against the tyranny of self and society-imposed limiting gender labels and expectations, let us cast our attention to the lovely lotus flower jewelry I’ve specifically handpicked for your inspiration below:
♥ Brillants | chic lotus bracelet in gold plated brass ← SHOP HERE
♥ JewelryVV | dainty gold lotus flower necklace ← SHOP HERE
♥ SongYeeDesigns | delicate lotus blossom charm necklace ← SHOP HERE
♥ georgiedesigns | gold lotus flower earrings ← SHOP HERE
♥ bkandjio | gold plated lotus bracelet ← SHOP HERE
♥ CYDesignStudio | lotus flower pendant necklace ← SHOP HERE
♥ TheArtHausStudios | turquoise gemstones silver lotus bracelet ← SHOP HERE
To help in any way that you can (through volunteer work/donation) on women’s rights causes here in Malaysia, I recommend visiting these websites:
Selfie For Charity? Say YES!
Women’s Aid Organization in collaboration with Marie Claire Malaysia will be donating RM10 to support WAO’s work in protecting and promoting women’s rights. Follow the steps below to do your part:
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts — On what it is to be a woman, wherever you are, and on the lighter end of the spectrum, your thoughts on the lotus flower trend seen on jewelry/fashion. Do you own any lotus-themed accessories or clothing? Spill below!
“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” — Carly Simon
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