In the name of self-care, do yourself a favor and never Google it. Much like it was for 2017, “self-care” is the compound noun taking over the internet only a few months into 2018. A Google search that I recently forbade you from doing will come up with articles titled, “Why travel is my form of self-care” or “Eight products I bought as self-care” and even “This crystal comb is self-care for your hair.”
Last week we had our inaugural Ladies Aloud Local event, a panel discussion on Women & Sustainable Fashion. Our panelists were brilliant and humble and wowed the crowd with humor, honesty, hard facts (did you know you only wear 20% of your closet?) and positive encouragement of “we’re all in this together!” The energy was welcoming and Vocabulary’s funky chandelier offered the perfect glow as women connected, fiercely engaged and walked away with sustainable fashion fever!
Alison Rojas Metcalfe is generous, kind, a master creator and a woman of many talents. She is a local San Diego maker whose heart is in sustainability and hands is in anything she can create. From ethical + sustainable fashion, inspired by nature and her surroundings, to holistic skincare including the most incredible and effective natural deodorant cream, Alison turns to clean gold all she touches.
Join our Write Meow Monthly to have your work featured here on Ladies Aloud. Here’s how it works: Our founder Cat will share a theme or prompt at the beginning of each month asking you to reflect on your own experience. Share your story however it relates to you, and submit your piece by the assigned date. 2 stories will be selected and featured. This month’s theme – alignment!
“…(unfortunately, despite my very best efforts and many attempts, styles worn on a tall, young, white, thin model would sell significantly better than anything else, though I would love for you as my customers to help disprove this.) As a feminist, I would love to take a stand and insist on only using diverse women, but if this leads me to going out of business then not only will I not be able to help bring more diversity to fashion, but I also won’t be able to help bring fair trade, veganism, and sustainability to fashion either.” (A sustainable fashion pioneer whose name is intentionally left undisclosed)