For International Women’s Day we’ve partnered up with Toronto artist Leia Bryans and bridal boutique Loversland (led by entrepreneurs Yvonne Reidy and Danielle Gulic) to release a series of limited edition prints inspired by LOVE.
video by: kyle mccrea
Self-love, self-empowerment, what love brings to your life, what love can do to support the people around you and what love means to each and every one of us is completely unique. The theme is both personal and universal, much like the issues women around the globe continue to face – the individual and collective experience matters, must be listened to, and acted upon accordingly. We’re grateful for the conversations being had and the work being done, but there is still so far to go, even within Canada.
As part of our IWD series, we will be donating $10 from the sale of every print to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada's public foundation for women and girls focusing on prevention of gender-based violence, women’s economic development, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership.
For more information on the incredible work they do, please see www.canadianwomen.org.
About the Artist // LEIA BRYANS
We asked Leia a series of question about her practice, what inspires her and how love influences her work.
What inspired you to become an artist?
Loversland // Yvonne Reidy + Danielle Gulic
Meet the women behind the shop for lovers and all things bridal. Loversland launched in 2014 with a completely new approach to prepping for the big day with a contemporary, refreshing and laid-back take on the aesthetic and process. LoversLand is inclusive and approachable; space where people of all races, religions and sexual preferences can celebrate love. Partnering up with this 100% women-owned and operated company for our first collaboration has been a true example of how positive it is when women come together.