Posts tagged #profound

Valentine for a Teen Girl

Valentines Day is a celebration mainly of romantic love but love of all kinds deserve honour and celebration. 

Why not celebrate the magnificent young woman that is your daughter (niece, student, cousin, little sister, - insert any relationship where you care and want her to be prepared and confident) with a gift that will keep on giving for months and months to come, literally?

A Female Empowerment Bracelet is a thoughtful gift when passed down from an older woman to a young woman just as she begins to mature and bloom.  When the wisdom of experience is shared, the receiver will benefit greatly.  Adolescence is a transitional phase which is often fraught with anxiety and many questions and often misinformed answers from well-meaning peers.  Giving her a bracelet that she can carry away with her and investigate at her own leisure as she becomes more fully aware of the changes within her on a cyclical basis can erase some of the anxiety and answer important questions. There is peace of mind for both giver and receiver in such crucial matters as female fertility and a healthy body consciousness and self-image. Understanding how her body is working and what to expect when she's NOT expecting is vital information that all young women should receive. By giving her a Feby bracelet you are gifting her with the profound knowledge that you care and want nothing more than for her to live an informed life making decisions that are in her best interests. 

The above picture shows a coming-of-age valentine gift which includes:

  • Female Empowerment Bracelet

  • A DivaCup and some DivaWash, because it's never to early to start with the best.

  • A few chocolates because it wouldn't be Valentines without chocolate and who needs an excuse for chocolate anyway?

  • 3 Love Tokens to be redeemed for a massive bear hug, a dinner and movie night and a girl talk.

The total price of this gift is $65 Canadian and will last far longer than these equally priced and unimaginative gift items (however lovely they may be). Flowers wither and die, chocolates get consumed rather quickly and unhealthy and perfume is delightful but undoubtedly won't have the same profound and positive effect as our suggested gift from the period fairy.


Feby Inc. is based in Canada and with the exchange rate being what it is, a Female Empowerment Bracelet can be purchased and including shipping will cost the giver less than $10 US.  

What are you waiting for? Order one today and make your own empowering gift basket for that special young woman. 

Shameless Magazine Review

A while ago I went downtown with my teenage daughter to the Word on the Street, a national book and magazine festival which is celebration of literacy and the written word.  It was a chilly day, with a cruel wind, but we were dressed accordingly and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon together. We checked out the stalls of publishers and writers. We strolled along chatting and munching the warm cashews we had purchased from the vendor in the park.  I also purchased an organic scarf made by a local artisan exactly like the one used in  the Pomme is French for Apple show which made me giggle, and a treasured copy of 'We are all Born Free' which is an illustrated book on the universal declaration of human rights. As we meandered along the closed roads around Queen's Park we found ourselves stopping to listen to a few readings by authors and poets. It's a unique event and for any of you kindred bibliophiles, I encourage you to make the effort to attend.


Along our way we happened upon the Shameless Magazine booth. Shameless magazine is a Canadian periodical for teenage girls with a feminist perspective. It was started in 2004 by two Ryerson students, Nicole Cohen and Melinda Mattos, who wanted a magazine that wasn’t just full of beauty and fashion advice but rather issues relating to news, culture, art, music, politics and current events. Issues that they were interested in but felt marginalized from by typical teen magazines.

As a fan of Shameless I couldn’t resist giving the woman manning the booth a Feby bracelet and asking if Shameless ever reviewed products as the only reviews I had read were of books, movies and music. She responded not usually but was open to receiving and talking about the Female Empowerment Bracelet. I hoped for a positive reception, which I received, and was elated to see that Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite had written a review on their blog about Feby.

Among the highlights of this well written and thoughtful evaluation of Feby was the following

I thought much more about my body and how it went through the motions of a menstrual cycle, in a way that didn’t feel medical or unsanitary. This seems simple in theory, but it is actually a much more profound practice that it appears.


It is much easier to ignore our bodies than it is to engage with them in a way that acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses without attempting to alter our abilities for better or for worse. If the menstrual cycle is normalized among younger girls through the use of tools like Feby, it is more likely that girls will be able to better express their opinions and feelings about their health and sexuality later in life.

 Ah, wouldn’t that be grand? To have young girls empowered in such a way is the ultimate goal of our bracelet and I am so gratified that Manisha felt this way. Thank You.

You can see the full Review here.

Posted on April 9, 2014 .