When Amulet by D’s Doris Chou-Durfee started teasing her new assortment—a collection of artfully crafted jewels masquerading as objects of power and self-defense—it couldn’t have been at a extra essential time.
We had been within the midst of March, a month that honors and celebrates girls, however this yr one which additionally highlighted the multitude of trials girls—particularly non-white girls—nonetheless face. First there was the information from London that Sarah Everard was murdered whereas on the best way residence from a buddy’s home (a police officer was charged together with her killing); within the subsequent breath, eight individuals had been killed in a mass capturing throughout the Atlanta space, and 6 of the victims—Quickly Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, and Daoyou Feng—had been girls of Asian descent.
The information that adopted continued to be bleak. Earlier this week in New York Metropolis, a 65-year-old Asian lady was brutally attacked in broad daylight whereas strolling to church. As girls in all places conversed over the methods they typically felt unsafe in public (and the small comforts of safety one thing reminiscent of their keys wedged between their fingers supplied), information stored pouring in of violent anti-Asian assaults throughout the nation and world wide, leaving so many people feeling puzzled, outraged, and questioning what we may probably do to assist.