In Greek mythology, goddesses were women of great power. They were looked at as strong, unique, and worthy women. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty. Nike was the goddess of victory. Selene was the goddess of the moon.
This past week, Amani's own Molly Gardener, held a photo shoot titled Women in White. A beautiful group of women, of all shapes and sizes, and of all colors and creeds came together to be celebrated and to celebrate some of the amazing products that Amani women have made.
Women don’t need Greek mythology to inspire them. We have each other for that! History is rich with all kinds of women who have displayed their courage, creativity, and compassion through out history. What was it about these made these women that empowered them to do what they did and to stand out in history?
Amelia Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and across the North American Continent.
Rosa Parks was a key player in the civil rights movement. In 1955, while on her way home from work, Rosa refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus. This would lead to a year and a half boycott of buses until the Supreme Court ruled segregated buses as unconstitutional.
Mother Teresa, who was born in Macedonia, lived most of her life in India. She was a Roman Catholic sister and missionary. He mission in life was to comfort the poorest of poor, and to make sure the dying were not alone.
Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.
Each woman of Amani ya Juu is living out a dream. It’s a dream for a better future, a dream where they see their children succeeding, and a dream that’s filled with endless possibilities. These women are doing more than stitching another quilt; they are carefully threading hope. They are doing more than bending metal for another bracelet, they are reshaping their destiny . For with each needle, hammer, stitch and design, they take one step closer to being who they were created to be. Who we were all created to be.
The only thing that made some women stand out over others in history books, is that they knew their self worth. They didn’t let their gender, age, location, or situation prevent them from doing what their heart desired. Each day you put on or use and Amani product, feel empowered. Hear Alicia Keys “this girl is on FIRE” playing as you walk out the door. If you don’t currently own and Amani product, we can help you with that. Check out our product at our online store, and on these fabulous models below!