International Women's Day 8th March 2019
Photo of amanda_tracy111, Goddess liberation. Photo by Ian Wallman and designer Jonathan Harris.
We love international women's day as we are a business full of women, women running Tribalik, women working in Tribalik and a large proportion of our customers are women. We have one man and it's safe to say he's a feminist, and perhaps brings a bit of well needed gender balance. It didn't mean to be this way we were just drawn onto this path. We are inspired by the women we work with, those who visit our store and collaborate with us online, those who make our jewellery and women throughout time who inspire us with their liberating freedom to full express their passion and style. Not only strong women, but also women who acknowledge, embrace and empower their vulnerability to bring the world more of their magic, artistic expression and power. I know a lot of our Tribalik lovers are expressing not only the desire for more balance of power between the genders but the blurring of lines between genders and what we are stereotyped as or how we are expected to express our understanding of gender within ourselves and outwards.
It is constantly a pleasure to be surrounded by all this female energy here at Tribalik where it is easy to express our emotions and desires, to roll with the flow of our energy throughout our moons and over the month and seasons. We are able to embrace, openly and between us, what that brings to our lives and work, from introspection, to creativity, to openness and energy, enthusiasm and desire. It is easy for us to forget the lack of gender balance in the rest of the world as we flow through our daily lives within our nests. But as we look outwards from our bubbles at the whole world of power, we see the unbalance of genders, it affects our daily lives and we know it is time for change.
This year's IWD is campaigning to encourage more gender balance, #balanceforbetter. Obviously not only around women's day but all year long and forever. I feel we're all a bit sick of the current political climate and would like to see a much fairer balance of the sexes in politics, media, portrayal of women in the media, affluence, business and more. The race is on for the gender-balanced world. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
So to celebrate this theme we are asking our Tribalik lovers, staff and friends to strike the #BalanceforBetter pose and make International Women's Day their day - and do what we can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.
Giveaway Love to Customers
So from today International women's day the 8th March 2019 until the end of the month please join us in our campaign. Tag us @tribalikuk on social media striking the #balanceforbetter pose and 3 lucky winners will win a £30 voucher for Tribalik. Here is a gallery of our beautiful staff and friends striking the #balanceforbetter pose and an idea of what or who inspires them around this years IWD. We celebrate them as women, friends, inspirational people and for their beauty. May the world always be filled with their energy and magic.
"I absolutely adore Rupi Kaur the poet. Ever since she posted a photo of her laying on a bed with a small period stain on her pajama bottoms and discussed the liberation from the darkness of this sort of discussion, I have been hooked on her poetry. The next poem by her perfectly describes to me the beauty of women and when understood properly what we can celebrate the most about our gender and that which men embrace too within themselves" Sarah Perez, Tribalik Director.
"I don't know what living a balanced life feels like. When i am sad, I don't cry I pour, when I am happy, i don't smile i beam, when i am angry I don't yell, I burn. The good thing about feeling in extremes is when I love I give them wings but perhaps that isn't such a good thing cause they always tend to leave and you should see me when my heart is broken, I don't grieve, I shatter." Rupi Kaur.
"Dear one, there is nothing wrong with the passion that burns your soul. Some will never have the capacity to see your depth, your truth or your brilliance. Don't waste your love on those who can't see your magic through their closed hearts."
C. Ara Campbell