Calling all chopsy Welsh feminists! Keep speaking up, keep making changes!
"Welsh informal - Inclined to talk a lot, especially in a rude, insolent, or belligerent way; loud-mouthed."
When a customer suggest I make a Chopsy necklace for Welsh Women's Aid in honour of Siân James referring to herself as a Chopsy Woman at their 40th anniversay, I jumped on the chance! I've been looking for a Welsh feminist word, (ffeministaidd is too long to work on a necklace unfortunately) and WWA are an incredible charity.
And although these necklaces are fun and in good humour, the work that WWA are doing in Wales was highlighted when I googled 'chopsy' and found an article from February 2021 about a man who 'beat up wife because she was chopsy.' Women are still being hit for speaking their minds, so let's celebrate our right to disagree, argue, debate and express ourselves, and keep fighting so that all women can enjoy this level of freedom.
I was interviewed by Sophie Weeks about this jewellery journey with WWA, in her excellent article, Chopsy Women Change Lives in Wales Art Review.
£2 from every Chopsy item goes to Welsh Women’s Aid – a feminist charity challenging violence against women and misogyny across Wales.
Seriously in love with my necklace. It’s beautifully made and makes a statement in a bold and classy way. Delivery was prompt & comms was fab.
Love this necklace, sweet and to the point! Have a few Wear and Resist pieces now and they are all fab!
Absolutely love my “Chopsy” necklace! This is the third necklace I’ve bought from wear and resist and they have all been perfect.