Friday, December 28, 2018

Female Voices :: Ruth Bader Ginsberg

I've been absent for some time from the blogosphere, and for no better excuse than simply life taking up my time in other ways. Funny how Instagram has taken over as my typical way to stay in touch with people. It is so easy to snap a quick picture, add a few words (not even a full sentence), post and be on my way. So if you follow me on Instagram you know that there have been travels and the occasional beading project

Lately, I've had a lot on my mind about people who seem to be a beacon in the world for good. People who's voice is heard above the divisive rhetoric. During the mid-term election cycle, I heard the push from female voices. In social media, in reporting, through documentaries and in my everyday work environment. It was loud. What I kept thinking was that women are not asking to be in charge; just that they want to be heard and to feel that they are equal. What is it about winning? Does there need to be either a winner or loser? 

I recently saw the Ruth Bader Ginsberg, RBG documentaryIf you have not yet seen RBG, then do. It is both inspiring and refreshing to hear the force that is Ruth. "I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask from our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." Well said, Ruth. A recent speech at Georgetown University, Ruth said she is inspired by the #MeToo movement and that, "women nowadays are not silent about bad behavior." She has such measured responses, and speaks with such strength. People stop and listen when Ruth has something to say. She is absolutely on my list of people I wish I could meet.

So while I was watching the RBG documentary, I was working on a beading project. Lately, I've wanted to feel something substantial in my hands while I bead, and so I've started to bead collars. Not sure exactly why, but I do love the way the beads feel in my hands as I work the project. And then I noticed that Ruth wears these, and that she has quite a collection of collars. I was thinking that I should call these my RBG series. What do you think; would Ruth wear one of mine?

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We watched the RBG doc too and loved it -- looking forward to the movie "On the Basis of Sex" that's coming out shortly with Felicity Jones as RBG and Armie Hammer as her husband. Anyway, I'm sure she'd love your beaded collars! Didn't the documentary say that she wears different, special collars depending on the type of case she's judging? And yes, Instagram is where all the cool kids are these days, not the Blogosphere! But I am loyal to blogging.

windrock studio said...

I'm just not one of the cool kids and haven't even been much of a blogger lately but really trying to catch up. I am a big fan of RBG and feel that she would be thrilled with those beautiful collars you're creating, most impressive!

Magic Love Crow said...

I think Ruth would wear one of your's! Your bead work is breath taking! So good to hear from you! I hope your holidays have went well! I have to look for this documentary! Thanks for introducing me to Ruth! Big Hugs!

JoJo said...

I wish I had instagram but I guess you can't use it with a laptop and my phone is smart'ish. Glad you've been able to travel and stuff!

CraftyHope said...

I haven't seen the documentary yet, but I do agree that she's a fabulous role model. And, yes! I absolutely believe she would wear one of your beautiful pieces. Maybe you should figure out how to send her one!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Ruth is an inspiration! I have not see the documentary yet but know I would be glued to the TV. I can see how her collar is such an inspiration. Yours is a beauty too!

Liz E said...

RBG would snatch one of yours up in a heartbeat!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't love to wear one of your beautiful collars. Wouldn't that me a thrill to have photo of her with your collar. Ruth is an inspiration to all.

Christine Altmiller said...

She would definitely wear one of your collars!!!

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