Article on Katushabe of Kampala, Uganda

Sisterhood

The One Who Learned to Let Love in (for the First Time)

Being the only girl born in a family of six boys was quite hard. I expected more love. However, it was the opposite. Growing up, I felt I never really desired to accept love from any one, be it friends or family. This made me doubt myself often and think of myself as undesirable. But along the way, I sought for help from different people and I have also found comfort in my sisters, mother, and different networks to connect to myself once more and find my inner power. I have learned to love myself more and to give myself more time to be...

Article on Why I Created the Self Love Trillion Necklace

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Why I Created the Self Love Trillion Necklace

Why did I create the Self Love Trillion Necklace when we already have the Self Love Pinky Ring? Because when your hands are as busy as my mom's, wearing a pinky ring just isn't always possible.  My mom Jackie is the definition of hands on. Plumbing or electrical issue? She's on it. A meal for twenty that needs to be prepared with two hours' notice? She's on it. A garden with soil that needs to be turned and plants that need to be planted? She's on it. Her hands are a symptom of her busy mind. She is in perpetual...

Article on Black Rutilated Quartz: The Perfect Stone for Financial Situations

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Black Rutilated Quartz: The Perfect Stone for Financial Situations

Meet the illuminator gem! Our limited edition Rutilated Quartz in black is a gem we have dreamt of offering for years. For us, it tells a singular story: instead of representing perfection, it represents truth. It embodies all our scars, our cracks, our mess, our light, our power, our holiness. Rutilated Quartz is the gem that connects us first to ourselves—as it activates every chakra from root to crown—and next to the angel realm. It helps us transcend into our rightful place as divine, self-loving women. She is known as the illuminator—because she unlocks and illuminates your truth.  Why Black Rutilated Quartz Is the Stone That Could...

Article on The One Whose Confidence Inspires Others

Sisterhood

The One Whose Confidence Inspires Others

I am an advocate for self love and body positivity. I realized how important my work was when my cousin told me she admired me for being confident and vocal about my self love journey. She didn’t recognize confident, bigger women in the media so when she saw that I was acting, blogging, and modeling it gave her a new perspective and acceptance of her body. After hearing her story, I realized I was on the right path and decided I needed to make a deeper commitment to myself to ensure I continued on this journey of self love, image...

Article on Gold Rutilated Quartz self love pinky ring being showcased

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Gold Rutilated Quartz: Stone of High Energetic Frequency

Rutilated Gold Quartz is a gem we have dreamt of offering for years. For us, it tells a singular story: instead of representing perfection, it represents truth. It embodies all our scars, our cracks, our mess, our light, our power, our holiness.  Unlike diamonds that are all about being flawless, this gem is far too unique to worry about fitting in with anyone’s limiting standards. Rutilated Quartz is the gem that connects us first to ourselves—as it activates every chakra from root to crown—and next to the angel realm. It helps us transcend into our rightful place as divine, self-loving women. She is...

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SELF LOVE

What Your Mediocre Relationship Says About You (And What Self Love Has to Do With It)

Why do we stay in relationships that are mediocre, underwhelming, and inadequate—or even unhealthy and sometimes harmful? How many of us have, at some point in our lives, found ourselves working overtime to make a wrong relationship work—dating the same partner three, four, even five times?  If not from our own personal experiences, then we’ve all at least had friends and family members stuck in this defeating cyclic shuffle. People that we love and trust who are otherwise healthy people that stay in relationships for the wrong reasons. As women, we surge forward into careers and life goals without comprising...

Article on Woman wearing a Self Love Pinky Ring

Sisterhood

The One Who Got Her Ring After She Put Herself First

My husband and I had been married three years when he physically assaulted me. I separated from him and then found out he was ALREADY in a new relationship. In the aftermath of my life blowing up, I saw the Self Love Pinky Ring. I got it as a daily reminder of the importance of loving myself first as I did at the end of my marriage. I've worn it everyday. The picture is from a recent manicure. -Anonymous   Submit your own story here.

Article on woman wearing a self love pinky ring

Sisterhood

The One Who is Wildly Herself... and Loves It

I decided to choose myself because I was tired of people choosing who they thought I should be. It made me miserable. I choose to love myself for who I am, what I look like, and for my own unique personality, no matter how much of a goober I am. I am me and I love to venture out and do things not everyone would or likes to do. And that's okay. I am ME: a beautiful, untamed person who loves wildly and accepts everyone for who they are, not who I think they should be. —Kelly Ray   You...

Article on Marta Spirk, Member of Fred and Far

Friday Feature

Marta Spirk: Why Self Love Is Crucial to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

For this week’s Friday Feature, we’re excited to share Fred and Far sisterhood member Marta Spirk. With over twenty years of experience as a teacher, translator, and interpreter Spirk herself underwent a revolution of self love after having triplets.  Very few of us will ever be able to understand the full experience of having triplets, but many of us can relate to Spirk’s pilgrimage through the isolating forces of new motherhood. We first enter as an independent, powerful professional with much of our identity wrapped in our outward ability to perform. And then suddenly, with virtually no ability to emotionally...

Article on Woman wearing a self love pinky ring

Sisterhood

The One Who Turned an Ending into a Beautiful Beginning

My Journey to choosing myself started the day that my husband left me. He walked away and left me alone with my three small children. Not only did I not have a job, I didn't have skills that would allow me to get a good job - one that would pay all my bills AND allow me to raise my children the way I wanted to. When he left, I fell to the floor and cried. After 15 minutes of crying, a little voice inside my head whispered, "Get up. Get up! This is not the end of your story; this is...

Article on Meet Melody Godfred: The Story Behind the Self Love Pinky Ring

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Meet Melody Godfred: The Story Behind the Self Love Pinky Ring

The era of women's empowerment is exploring new depths, thanks to the global shift towards recognizing the importance of self love and self care. Melody Godfred, founder of Fred and Far was an integral forerunner of the self love movement. In adopting the philosophy that “Self love is the foundation of all love,” Self Love Philosopher Melody Godfred was quick to realize that lasting female empowerment was impossible outside of a cultural awakening to the need for internal self-fulfillment. Thus the Self Love Pinky Ring and subsequent movement were born, giving women around the world a symbolic and daily reminder of their...

Article on Women seeks healing while showcasing her Self Love Pinky Ring

Sisterhood

The One Who's Healing by Committing to Herself

In 2019 I met a man who I thought was the love of my life. I didn't think it would ever be possible to find someone I liked and loved so much, who ticked every box. Six months into our relationship he bought me a ring—not an engagement ring or a promise ring, but a ring that sat on my pinky finger and symbolized love, teamwork, and trust. We spent a wonderful year together, but the day after Valentine's Day, 2020 he broke up with me. Taking off his ring was excruciating, and it made me realize how much meaning...