Sheila Ortego kindly asked me to muse of jewelry for her blog that emphasizes beads and the handmade.
I was once sitting around with a group of friends, feeling alienated as they talked about femininity and beauty. I wasn’t raised with much emphasis on this, and although I’m proud to be from a line of intellectual women, I sometimes feel insecure. I told my friend Ana this, and she said, “But Mir, you express your beauty in your poetry and in your jewelry.”
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I still feel the protective influence of my friend Elizabeth Lamb, the haiku poet, in some of her jewelry.