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An Etsy Valentine's Gift Guide for the Womxn in Your Life

'The love expressed between womxn is particular and powerful because we have had to love in order to live. Love has been our survival.' -Audre Lorde

Want to mark Valentine's Day (or any day!) with someone you love but unsure what to give as a gift? Here's a small intersectional feminist compilation of my favourite Etsy finds, perfect for the womxn in your life.

Art:

by Roaring Softly

by Roaring Softly

by Hip To Home

by Hip To Home

by Riverway Studios

by Riverway Studios

by Em Chella Quotables

by Em Chella Quotables

by DaniTheDesignerd

by DaniTheDesignerd

by NubeNubeNube

by NubeNubeNube

Clothing:

by Nalgona Positivity Shop

by Nalgona Positivity Shop

by Sarah Duyer

by Sarah Duyer

by Snake Hawk Press

by Snake Hawk Press

Jewelry:

by Stationary Bicycles

by Stationary Bicycles

by Curly Fry Studios

by Curly Fry Studios

by ALIENCRY

by ALIENCRY

by Oh Plesiosaur

by Oh Plesiosaur

by riotcakes

by riotcakes

by Auberg Designs

by Auberg Designs

Bags:

by Zipped and Printed

by Zipped and Printed

by Grow Wild Studio

by Grow Wild Studio

by Elsie & Nell

by Elsie & Nell

Mugs:

by Fabulously Feminist

by Fabulously Feminist

by Munky Mate

by Munky Mate

by Ummi Crafts

by Ummi Crafts

Gifts That Give Back:

by Tents and Travels

by Tents and Travels

by Kate's Little Store

by Kate's Little Store

by Alipato Project

by Alipato Project

by Space Bears Designs

by Space Bears Designs

by Stringgles 

by Stringgles 

by Decker Shirts

by Decker Shirts

Advocating Self Love // Personal // Victoria BC Photographer

For as long as I can remember, the walls of my grandparents' condo were covered with photos of family. There were photos of their grandchildren's baptisms, photos of their children's weddings, lovely black and white film portraits of their siblings and parents, yet it wasn't until a couple weekends ago that I actually saw a wedding photo of the two of them. It wasn't even an original photo; it was a photo of their wedding photo in someone else's album. My gramma threw out their wedding photos and has no idea who else has originals. She got rid of them because she thought she looked fat and she felt that was a bad thing... that no one would want to look at her, that she was not worth being seen.

As summer approaches, and Kristen and I get closer and closer to our own wedding date, I want to remind you all it's not enough to ‪print our photos‬, we have to treasure them as well. We have to treasure ourselves; we are worth it. You might think it's a horrible photo of you, but I promise you that there is absolutely nothing wrong with how you look and someone who loves you wants to hold that photo close to their heart forever.

There are a few things I want you to know:

  1. If you exist, you are summer ready
  2. If you have a body, it's a good body because it's yours
  3. If you appear in a photo, it's a special photo because you are in it
  4. Fat is not a bad word; being fat is not a bad thing
  5. You are loved, fully and completely
  6. You are beautiful
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