My name is Jacqueline Nantier, and I am the founder of LeftWing-Bling. Here’s how LW-B came to be and why…
In 2011, the right-wing War on Women took shape. What used to be political suicide quickly became not only “accepted” speech, but was required rhetoric for a conservative to get elected. Anti-woman laws were passed by Republican-controlled legislatures all over the country, forcing unnecessary ultrasounds, adding abortion restrictions that did not make exceptions for the life or health of the mother, and causing the closure of women’s reproductive clinics all over the country.
As a woman, I felt like I was personally under attack, and the right-wing’s denials that they were purposely targeting women infuriated me. When I just couldn’t stuff my outrage anymore, I joined the protests and became an activist.
I protested against the ultrasound laws on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. I protested in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. I learned that the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was not dead– the deadline could be removed with new legislation and women’s rights could be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
At some point, attending protests was not enough– I started organizing because I wanted to help do the work to make change happen. I helped organize rallies in Washington D.C. to promote the passage of laws to remove the deadline on the ERA.
We create and design progressive politically messaged jewelry to assist grassroots groups to fund raise to fuel their activism. We are woman owned business and the business jewelry designer is a member of the gay community.