Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, important to spark discussion and awareness. On her brilliant “Text Message” earrings, Chen tells Wonderland, “I’d posted the screenshot of the green text messages on Twitter a while ago because it was both funny and ridiculous. I’d heard too many comments that non-Asian men have said to me about me being Asian within an hour of meeting me, so I wanted to point out these conversations to address the plague of Asian fetishes.” Read more at Wonderland.
Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry