As you know, the models who feature on my page are all volunteers. Below they are telling more about why they collaborated with me and what prevention of domestic violence means to them.
Bori is originally from Hungary but lives in Belgium for many years. She volunteered at the latest photoshoot.
‘Past experiences proved the importance of "me-time"; I had to learn to listen to my body and to slow down from time to time. Doing some artwork as making jewellery with Edit, refreshes my mind, helps to relax my body and gives joy to my soul. Her passion led me back to my childhood experiences when I could spend days creating necklaces. Edith's enthusiasm has brought me back already three times to her workshops (and I will certainly attend more), and now I'm proud to wear those beautiful pieces for a photoshoot. Her mission is really close to my heart; speaking so openly about severe issues and horrible experiences, such as domestic violence, shows how deeply it is embedded in our society and helps us to educate the next generation to discover the signals and prevent tragedies.’
'I come from India and work in Belgium as an IT manager. I have immense love towards art and dance. I volunteered for this shoot as I have seen Edith's jewellery art collections, and also her work about domestic violence against women made me more eager to collaborate with her. Independency and confidence are the most expensive jewel for women and Edith is bringing them out perfectly with Tulipane Design. I would be more than happy to join her workshops in future.’
Silvana, Patricia and Vittoria
They were the faces of last year's winter collection.
'I chose to volunteer for many wonderful reasons, being one of them their voice regarding domestic violence. It is a difficult cause, and we need initiatives like this that still believe in a positive change, in freedom and protection of our girls and women. It has been a long journey and the path ahead is still challenging worldwide, therefore we need to keep joining efforts.'
I had the opportunity to volunteer at this project as a model for Edith’s creations as I really believe that her cause and the enthusiasm, she put in it can have a high impact on domestic violence. Edith contributes with her jewellery project to raise awareness on it, to help women make deep connections, share their stories and of course build solidarity about this issue. With her project you can really think: "We’re stronger together!"
I find jewelry making one of the most beautiful art that can exist. Jewelry brings delicacy to feminine beauty. When I was a teenager, I had a hobby of making jewelry and today being part of the Tulipane Design project made me take a very nice trip down the memory lane.
I volunteered as a model because I wanted to help with the cause she supports. It is important to raise awareness on violence against women to raise awareness. Unfortunately this problem is still a taboo subject, we must free the voice of the victims. With her project Edith brings her help to this cause, there is still a long way to go but nothing is impossible because solidarity and unity are strength.
She was one of the faces of the first summer collection.
I took part in the photoshoot, as I think the cause that Edit supports is very important. We need to raise more awareness, break the silence about violence against women and show solidarity with the survivors. Unfortunately, this topic is still very present and not spoken about enough and still very stigmatised! I also joined because I found this approach a great way of combining this important cause while also promoting the beautiful handmade jewellery by Edit which she creates with a lot of patience and dedication. I've also participated in one of her workshops, which I can really recommend as a form of art therapy as it has a relaxing and almost meditative quality to it 🙂 Thanks Edit!
"Joining Edit’s endeavour as a volunteer has been an inspiring experience. Her leadership style, marked by integrity and professionalism, is what impressed me when I met her for the first time two years ago. Being now a volunteer for her newest jewellery collection was a very enjoyable task to do, as I like her work as an artist too. In addition, knowing she supports prevention of domestic violence adds an important touch as I recognise this cause too and volunteer as a coach and mentor supporting women who have gone through this difficult experience. Last but not least, as a leadership coach and wellbeing strategist, I’ve gained invaluable cultural perspectives from the vibrant community Edit has built – a group of active women navigating their success in Belgium's international landscape."
She is a Belgian photographer.
'I wanted to broaden my horizons by photographing something other than weddings, loving couples and families. So, when Edith asked me to collaborate with her to photograph her jewellery collection, I was immediately delighted. Especially that since the very beginning there has been a very good feeling among us and we also share many common values including, among others, tolerance, respect, love of animals and the importance of sisterhood in everyday life. Moreover, her fight against violence against women touches me a lot and it’s an honour to take part indirectly in this fight by highlighting his beautiful creations as best as I can.'