Joan of Arc Chain Maille Millais Art Necklace by Mermaiden Creations
Joan of Arc is a shield maiden in it's truest form, a warrior woman, a battle maiden, and perhaps one of the strongest women in history. She put on her armor and picked up her sword not for glory, but in defense and for love of her country, her people, and her God. She was a 17 year old girl in 1431. If you ask common society, she should have been wearing a dress, sewing, cooking, making babies, or any other "women's work" that they deemed fit. Joan had plans of her own. She listened to her intuition, was brave, and never wavered from what she knew she had to do to save her country. She was questioned and tortured and yet remained fearless in her belief.
May 30th, the day Joan was burned at the stake, was the day that she was condemned for being a strong, fearless woman. Take today to honor her as a hero, not just to her country but to womankind. Decide today to be fearless, to be courageous, to stand up for what you believe in. Listen to the voice (for Joan, it was God; for you it might be intuition) inside you to do what you you know is right, what you believe in, what your passion tells you to do. Believe in yourself and your convictions. Be a Hero.