Are clitoris earrings a bit too much for a Saturday? I didn’t think so either. March is all about celebrating women, and that’s exactly how we’re going to continue doing it. We’re here for all kinds of wome, to all kinds of women, for all parts of women.
Without further ado. The Ultimate Feminist Etsy Guide today brings you…
Daisy has recently completed her master’s course “Gender Without Borders” at Kingston University, whilst also campaigning as the president of Kingston’s Student’ Union for two years in a row! As president of the Union, Daisy campaigned, negotiated with high stakeholders and strived to create a more inclusive, diverse and enriched learning experience for students. Big congratulations for Daisy are in order!
Daisy led various gender equality campaigns like Equal Pay Day, Women’s History Month and Reclaim the night walks, and amazingly enough, it was from this that her first design was created! Daisy empowered herself by creating and wearing her “resist the White Supremacist, Imperialist, capitalist, patriarchy” top (pictured below with an adorable cat).
From then on, Daisy began embroidery and making a series of political shirts as armour for her campaigns, as well as being therapeutic, and sending out a message as a female in a position of power.
Now that her role as president in the Kingston Student’s Union is over, Daisy has had more time to open up her shop, carefully crafting once again accessories to empower all of us.
I asked Daisy a bit more about her shop, her inspiration and the wonderful woman behind the beautiful crafts.
Describe Daisy Bow Craft shop in 3 words
Craft, creative, activist
What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism means so many things to so many people and no one has the power over how it will be interpreted. Feminism is about reaching a state of gender equality that is considerate of intersectionality. Feminism is also about action… It’s about speaking out when you hear or see something problematic, it’s about creating platforms for underrepresented voices to be heard. It’s about self-love and standing up for and valuing yourself.
How does your shop look to empower women?
I aim to inspire others by bridging activism and social commentary with delicate craft and design. I hope that when looking for a gift for someone who holds social justice values, that they’ll be able to find what they are looking for in my work. With embroidery and activism, you make people look a little harder to see what they’re looking at, then they’ll remember it and think about it later, therefore giving my work a lasting impact.
Now don’t get ovar-exicted… But Lav’s faves this week are these incredible female reproducitve system inspired accessories (aka, everything you’ve ever dreamed about and didn’t know it)
Thank you so much to Daisy for participating in The Ultimate Feminist Etsy Guide, and you can make sure you keep up with Daisy on her Instagram and YouTube, and go buy some of those clitoris earrings right now from her Etsy!
You can check out the full guide here to see the rest of the wonderful ladies that make up the guide.
4 businesses will be added to the guide each month, so by the end of the year, we will have the ultimate feminist Etsy Gift guide.
If you would like to be featured in this guide you can find my details on my contact page or reach me on my social pages.