How This Designer Is Using Her Horrifying Experience to Empower Women

How This Designer Is Using Her Horrifying Experience to Empower Women

"Her past as a war correspondent, her kidnapping, her journey as a jewelry designer, her life as a mother, wife, and daughter, and her work as an activist are all tributaries that rush together to form the mighty river of a woman that is Ana-Katarina. While we want our heroines in neat, easy-to-understand packages, she is the opposite. She is impulsive and intuitive. She is curious and kind – but definitely not nice. She will challenge you if she thinks you’re wrong, but she will love you even if you are. She is a wellspring of creative energy that stems from infinite inquisitiveness, which she stores away forever and never forgets."

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Jewelry that celebrates fearless women - Boston Globe

Jewelry that celebrates fearless women - Boston Globe

“I’ve always been a feminist. But I didn’t really think I was until recently — I thought of myself more as a humanist,” says jeweler Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic. The mother of three has launched an “Iconic Women” campaign showcasing nontraditional models wearing her ornate, fair-trade jewels. No dewy-eyed, cookie-cutter nymphs here: Vinkler-Petrovic selected four women, young and old, who have overcome challenges and embraced atypical careers.

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