The Wonder Women Project is about education.
And it's about our heroes - those individuals who left their mark.Who persevered.Who had the courage to stick to their ideals in spite of hardship and make a positive change in the world.By honoring those we admire, our own values shine through.
How many female inventors, mathematicians, film directors, or astronomers can you name off the top of your head? Don’t google it. Can you name a dozen? Half a dozen? If you’re like me, then you probably struggled. Sure you could name Amelia Earhart or Marie Curie. Sophia Coppola comes to mind when I think of Hollywood directors. But after that it gets a bit harder. Repeat that exercise for notable men. It’s easier. Why?
Woman have made countless contributions to the world - in the arts, sciences, government, engineering, etc.. Name a field and there’s an amazing woman. But why aren’t we more aware of them?
The obvious answer is that we live in a traditionally male dominated society.
One way to to make our society more inclusive is through eduction, putting the information out there and literally feeding curiosity. A simple pin can be a way to start a conversation. A good conversation can be the thing that germinates new and positive growth in a person and lead to a better and more inclusive society.
Our mission: to celebrate amazing women and their accomplishments in all fields.
People love collecting things - stamps, Pokemon cards, even cars. People also tend to know things about their collections - the year a stamp was issued, the stats of a Pokemon creature, the number of cars made for a certain model. They also like to share their knowledge with people. I hope to harness that energy to encourage learning about female accomplishments.
That in a nutshell is what The Wonder Women Project is about. I hope you’ll join us in this journey and collect some knowledge about some amazing women (and hopefully some pins).
WHO IS BEHIND THE WONDER WOMEN PROJECT?
Right now it's just Jeremy Burnich - artist, designer, and founder of JOY COMPLEX.
The impetus for much of his work - including a collection of IUD jewelry, the Wonder Women Project, and his work highlighting artist Kubrah Khademi - has been about supporting and promoting female achievement. Seeing women as role models informs how he raises his two boys (5 & 8) and is a cornerstone of his personal and business practices.