One of the quotes that stand out for Peryod is “HERstory Makes History”, which means we WOMEN make history and are a part of it.
We seek to honor women who have marked our history, and so each piece in our collection is named after those women.
Today, let’s remember these women again!
We start with Joan of Arc, a French heroine for her achievements in the Hundred Years’ War. She was born into a peasant family and led the troops of Charles VII in important conquests. She was captured by the Burgundian (a group of French who supported the English). Accused of heresy and witchcraft she was burned alive at the stake at 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her death, the trial was re-examined and her innocence was proclaimed, formally declaring her a martyr of the church. In 1803 she was declared a national symbol of France by the decision of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
We remember the story of Joan of Arc with our “Diary of a feminist.”, a notebook with a menstrual calendar, special dates, and messages of female empowerment.
Olympe de Gouges lived in the 18th century and the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen was her most important work. She was the only woman to be executed for her political writings during the French Revolution and has been at the forefront of feminism, inspiring others to create feminist movements around the world.
We give voice to Olympe through our body with the phrase “Woman of Influence.”
Another great woman who has made her mark on our history that we give voice to is Sojourner Truth. Known for being a powerful anti-slavery spokesperson. As a human rights advocate in 19th century America, she delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionists and women’s rights speeches in American history.
In our collection, Truth is an Oversize Sweater with shoulder pads and the quote “Let me feminist you” printed on it.
Maria Montessori was born in the late 18th century and was an educator, physician, and pedagogue. She became known for the educational method she developed, highlighting the importance of freedom, activity, and stimulation for the physical and mental development of children.
To honor Maria we created a COMBO for mothers and children. For Mom a T-shirt with the quote “Proudly Feminist.” and for the child, the quote “Proudly Raised By a Feminist.”
Continuing with great names from the 18th century, Komako Kimura was only 14 years old when she decided to run away from home. She got a job as a ballerina, which eventually made her famous. She was sabotaged by the government and was arrested. She defended herself so well against all charges that her trial was characterized by the word “suffrage.” In 1917 she traveled to NY to join the suffrage demonstration, so she could study with other suffragists and raise funds to continue the feminist struggle in Japan.
We gave Kimura a voice with our hygienic face mask.
Also in the 18th century, Amelia Earhart is born. She helped women believe that they could fly high if they so desired. She was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also a great advocate of women’s rights and became involved with an association dedicated to raising the morale of women who wanted to become aviation pilots.
Amelia is represented on a T-shirt with our values of empowerment printed.
As early as the 19th century, three great women emerged – Elizabeth Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Rose Marie Muraro.
Elizabeth was the first woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic 100m for women.
For her, we designed our “Betty” a T-shirt with shoulder pads.
Rosa became known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, which served as the incentive for the movement called “The Montgomery Bus Boycott” which marked the beginning of the anti-segregationist struggle.
For Rosa we choose our beaded phone strap with Peryod’s signature quotes- “Let me feminist you”, “Fuck Off”, “Proudly Feminist” and “HERstory makes History”.
Last but not least, we have Rose Marie Muraro who published controversial and innovative books. She pioneered the feminist movement in Brazil and founded the two most important social movements in Brazil in the 20th century: the women’s emancipation movement and liberation theology. She was elected nine times “Woman of the Year”, twice “Woman of the Century” and once “Intellectual of the Year”.
For Rose Marie, we launched a tote bag with three different prints: One with Peryod’s manifesto, one with our values, and one with our famous quote “Let me feminist you”.
You can learn more about the lives of these great women on our product pages or listen to our spotify.
Let’s continue HERstory together?
HERSTORY Makes History22, September 2022
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