OneToughB, a line of empowerment jewelry that just launched.
OneToughB jewelry serves as a symbol that internal power and strength is always there, especially when you need it most. By recognizing the unique emotional challenges all women face, OneToughB offers a tangible reminder of inner strength and honors a woman’s bravery during hard times (grief, illness, divorce, etc.). The symbol featured on the OneToughB accessory line is a triangle with an upward facing point representing the mind, body and soul; the inner strength of each woman wearing it.
ABOUT OUR TRIANGLE
For OTB, it symbolizes 3 things:
- We’re impossible to break. Just like a triangle’s structure alleviates the pressure of any weight through even distribution.
- We are all we need. Just like a triangle, whose shape is solid and stable, all on its own.
- We can rise above. Just like a triangle with its upward facing point.
And the circle at the top symbolizes our head and mind, where our inner power lives. Wear it and know the power of you.
When our founder Shelly Fisher was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she fought it like a warrior. Quietly with strength. She let her closest friends know after she had surgery by writing them all an email.
Eight years later, when Shelly was told she had a different cancer, she again kept it to herself.
Why? Because she needed time to process the information alone. Working things out in her own mind even though she knew she had a great support system.
One day when she felt down, an empowering mantra went through her head. “You’ve done this before, you can do it again. You’re One Tough Bitch, pull it together”. So she went to a jeweler and had them make her a necklace with those three words on it.
Shelly wore that necklace, backwards, so no one could see what it said. Only she knew, and every time she felt the mountain she had to climb was going to be a challenge, she held the necklace and found the strength within her to power through. Because, at the end of the day, Shelly says, when life kicks the chair out from under you, no matter how many loving people surround you, you’re on your own, with your own thoughts to fight your battle.
She never intended to create a brand around her medical challenges. But during an interview for the wildly popular Modern Hero Facebook franchise, she spoke for the first time publicly about this necklace that strengthened her. After that interview aired on Mother’s Day, Shelly’s phone blew up.
Dozens of friends and colleagues bombarded her with requests for their own necklaces, declaring they too fought through life’s challenges and had to find their inner power. So many women, having their own stories of a challenge resonated with those three words.
That was the day One Tough Bitch was born.
Interestingly, Shelly had just co-published a book called Breaking Sad, a compilation of stories from people who have suffered immeasurable loss, talking about what to say to someone going through hard times, when you don’t know what to say or do.
And the more Shelly thought about her idea, the more she realized this could be a great gift for someone who is struggling, when you can’t find the words, and don’t know what to do to be supportive.
So whether YOU are One Tough Bitch, or you want to gift one of our items to someone you love to remind her of how tough you know she is, this brand’s for you.
The One Tough Bitch Manifesto
Pain is lonely.
Others can empathize, offer advice, or give you a shoulder to cry on, but at the end of the day, when the door is closed, it’s just you.
Life didn’t give you a choice.
But the strength to endure comes from within you. You’re resilient and powerful enough to get through this.
You dig deep, even when you feel the weakest and most vulnerable. You push through. Over and over again.
We’ve created a symbol of that internal power that is always there, to remind you of your own strength, or to support someone else’s.
For the days that are the biggest challenges, grab it and hold on tight.
Feel the reminder.
Because you’re as tough as you need to be.
She knew she could.™