As soon as I saw Liz Plank and the jewelry brand Litzi share their collaboration on Instagram, I wanted to have them on this podcast. Liz Plank is a huge inspiration to me as a journalist, as a writer and as a human being. I love the two women behind the jewelry brand Litzi. Lynda Guy and Alice Usiskin celebrate feminism, their lineage and create androgynous, emblematic pieces that suit everyone. I also adore their friendship story.
On this episode, we get into how they are coping during isolation, the cheesy things that help them stay sane, and the meaning they've pulled from the global pandemic. We also discuss Liz's book For The Love of Men, and why the trio created two lines of jewelry. The first (worn by Kristen Bell and Shawn Mendes!) is the "Let Boys Cry" line and the second is the "Empathy" line.
Liz shares how she is transitioning away from the codependency propagated by idealized masculinity when men are trained to numb their feelings and women are left to do the emotional labor.
This chat is one of the highlights of my career and a personal treasure. Enjoy!
The Jewelry: Liz x Litzi
The Book: For The Love of Men
The Inner Compass Cards
Liz Plank IG
Angelique Gay IG