I began to wonder are we actually doing a disservice to our gender by continually associating female empowerment with physical characteristics? How many women may doubt their strength because when looking in the mirror they just didn't have the energy to put on makeup that day and didn't see a muscular woman in leather and carrying a sword?
Last year I met the founders of LOVE & MOXiE, an accessories brand based in Savannah, GA born from the desire to live life to the fullest on their own terms, while raising Alzheimer’s awareness. Over the past year I have been inspired by their moxie for life and kind nature toward me during some pretty crazy ups and downs, always willing to offer a pep talk and a shoulder to lean on.
In our times of fast-fashion we often shop purely on looks. Billions of dollars are spent perfecting the picture perfect store layouts and window displays. As consumers, we're enticed with everything on the outside, but as an advocate for ethical shopping, I have found the key to discovering the beauty of an item almost always lies on the inside.
This week we reached out to ethical blogger and all-around savvy shopper, Leah Wise. When she realized her insatiable need for stuff was fueling a broken system that preys on the desperate in developing countries and delays any attempt at sustainable infrastructure, she knew she needed a community to grow with, a group of like-minded people who can share their journeys, their wisdom, and their favorite ethical brands.