Women’s Equality Day commemorates women gaining the right to vote in 1920 after much protest and activism. In honor of that, we want to spotlight our real-life Goddesses like Harriet Tubman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Joan of Arc, who represent the strength of the female spirit to always rise above adversity.
We’ve also put together some special sets that represent the resilience, power, and determination of all women. It’s safe to say that it took too long for women to get the right to vote, and it came with a lot of opposition. It all began with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a young mother from upstate New York, and Lucretia Mott, a Quaker abolitionist, who together gathered approximately 300 people (mostly women) to attend the Seneca Falls Convention, where they prepared their goals for the women’s rights movement.
This first meeting occurred in July 1848, and it would take 72 years of strategizing, fighting, dealing with setbacks, and, sadly, alienating African-American women, before the 19th Amendment - giving women the right to vote throughout the United States - was ratified. Unfortunately, some early supporters of the women’s rights movement did not live long enough to see this happen.
In 1971, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) suggested designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The commemorative date was passed in 1973. Since then, more and more people, organizations, companies, and businesses have participated in honoring this day. At Awe, we think it’s important to revisit the importance of this day and what led to it so many years ago. Our Real-Life Goddesses are women who have triumphed over hardship, adversity, and calculated disenfranchisement.
Women like Harriet Tubman, who took it upon herself to help free enslaved people with the Underground Railroad. Women like Florence Nightingale, who founded the first-ever nursing school and made nursing a noble profession. Women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought for equal rights and championed women her entire tenure as a Supreme Court Justice. And women like Marie Curie, who was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes for her groundbreaking work in chemistry and physics. Their Goddess pendants will help you access your own unique power to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Explore special mythical Goddess sets for Women’s Equality Day
Flit Like A Butterfly, Bite Like A Snake Necklace Set – This gold vermeil box chain necklace set features the Medusa Goddess Pendant and the Butterfly charm to represent the triumph of the spirit over the physical.
Greater Than The Sum Of Your Parts Necklace Set – Embrace being unapologetic and the need to channel your feminine rage to fight against gender inequality and injustice with this set that combines the unrelenting force of the Chimera with the confidence-building Woman Power Amulet.
The Freedom Of Flight Necklace Set – As the Goddess of wisdom, Athena was always a step ahead of everyone else and able to see the bigger picture. Combining her mental energy with the freedom represented by the Feather Amulet makes this the perfect set to help you break free from stagnant, limiting beliefs.