Celebrating Pride Month with a Promise - Jada Jo
Celebrating Pride Month with a Promise

Celebrating Pride Month with a Promise

June 16, 2019

I recently attended an event where a Lady Gaga quote embedded itself into my psyche. “Let’s not make it Pride Month, but Pride Year.” For me, Pride Month embodies diversity and inclusion, stretching beyond labels to wrap its arms around a spectrum of genders and sexualities—two things that express themselves in a multitude of ways.

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The importance of diversity to Jada Jo Jewelry

I built my brand with diversity in the forefront of my mind. I've always strived to embrace diverse people, spiritualities, and viewpoints, which puts me in a place to fit in with everyone. On the flip side, it puts me in a place where I sometimes fit in with no one at all.

The symbolism of rainbows 

Over the past year, as my sister faced health adversities, we began to include a rainbow, heart, and smiley face in all of our texts. That rainbow meant so much to both of us, a force of light in the darkness. I never failed to smile when I saw her messages, no matter what they said. Rainbows are beautiful and a spectrum of light that represents all walks of life no matter their gender, color, ethnicity, or any other difference between two people. 

symbolism of rainbows

Rainbows are the symbol for the LGBTQ community. The burst of color draws the viewer's eye and emphasizes how important each individual color is to the rainbow as a whole. Each color is beautiful in its thoughtful representation, just as the seven chakras are thoughtfully curated with stones that are linked to their energies and healing properties. I've written before about the immense benefits of wearing chakra jewelry. I appreciate the intention behind wearing jewelry to align or enhance each chakra, the way wearers can shape the energy they want to bring to the world around them.

My promise

Now, more than ever, we need to amplify the hope that crops up. Like Lady Gaga suggests, we need to make it Pride Year. We need to move forward in this light and do the work that will one day make it possible to live in a world where sexuality and gender become another facet of a person instead of what defines them.

How did you celebrate Pride Month? 

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