She Flies With her Own Wings
Alis volat propriis, is a latin saying that lies at the core of our mission which translates to She Flies With Her Own Wings. These words are a reminder for all women that they are masters of their own destiny, that they are sovereign beings holding the power to bring their dreams to life- independently.
Empress Universe focuses primarily on married women, due to the complex history surrounding the institution of marriage in traditionally patriarchal societies around the world. Our movement recognises that for centuries, women from all over the world have been disadvantaged by a system of structural hierarchies and violence - such as unfair inheritance laws, social evils like sati, demands for dowry and sex-selective abortions in India. The legal rights of women in most civilisations were made by men in favour of men, restricting women from having authority in public roles that involved owning or managing property, engaging in commerce and exercising autonomy outside male guardianship.
Such inequalities are not isolated to Asian cultures and have been witnessed in Western societies as well. In Britain, for instance, before the passing of the 1882 Marriage Property Act, a woman’s wealth and earnings were automatically transferred to her husband, giving him ownership or authority over his wife.. After being married, women were to accept never having an occupation of sufficient importance beyond child-rearing. They were trained to believe all intellectual pursuits were selfish amusement to be deprioritized for the sake of family. Even a progressive nation like America has a history of inequality. During the British-Colonial era, common law stipulated that married women did not have a separate existence from their husband. A married woman was like a dependent, underage child or slave who could not own property in her own name or have control over her earnings.
At Empress Universe we challenge these antiquated notions by restoring power and dignity to married women. We support their personal ambitions and remind them that they can accomplish their dreams in harmony with their family responsibilities. Our community believes that motherhood and partnership should be the wind beneath a woman’s wings not the clippers that cut them. By spreading this vital message, we wish for women all over the step fully and fearlessly into their roles of being providers and leaders for society at large. By stepping into Empress Universe, you take the vow to release yourself from bondage from oppressive belief systems and become a confident agent of change.