The Jen Elephant Necklace
There is no community like a community of women.
ABLE shows us this, every day, through the women they invest in, employ, and empower.
And, in my own life, it is always the women. We rally around our vulnerable or hurting sisters; our sisters who are birthing new life, new ideas, new ministries; our sisters who are under attack. We close ranks and we have each others’ backs.
Just like elephants.
See, in the wild, when a mama elephant is under attack or giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama cannot even be seen in the middle. They stomp and kick up dirt and soil to throw attackers off the scent and basically act like a pack of badasses.
No one is getting through those 40 tons of female elephant aggression.
You want to mess with our sis? Come through us first. Good luck.
When delivery comes, when new life makes its entrance, when healing finally begins, when the night has passed and our sister is ready to rise back up, we sound our trumpets because we saw it through together. We celebrate! We cheer! We give thanks.
Let this story — and this necklace I designed with ABLE — serve as a reminder that you are never alone. You will always have sisters around you who are kicking up dirt for you.