Engagement 101 Presents Propose Too
Engagement 101 launched the "Propose Too" initiative in 2018, a growing community of women who flipped the script and proposed to their boyfriends, either first or back. These women needed a place to tell their stories with no judgement. Hundreds have now shared their engagement pictures and videos. Many more are planning a reverse proposal story inspired by these trailblazers.
When women propose to men, they usually purchase an engagement band. In 2020, Engagement 101 challenged jewelry designers to create more management ring options. 4 Propose Too design awards were awarded and you can now purchase the winning rings through our e-store.
“My personal situation, our audience and the LGBTQ community all inspired me to launch this movement,” explains Ferrari. “Our audience continuously expresses to us how frustrated they are to be dependent on the boyfriend deciding the timing of the proposal. I personally proposed to my boyfriend, and it was great! I also see the LGBTQ community having more and more double proposals. What a fun concept! I thought that it was time to tip the scales towards women’s empowerment in committed straight relationships, as well. I thought I could help our audience find a path towards more equality when it comes to the proposal.”
Severine Ferrari, 2017 Winner of the WJA Awards of Excellence Editorial Category, was born in Paris and moved to the U.S. early in her career. Her French sense of style and romance has always influenced her avant-garde editorial vision and voice. It allows her to forecast future trends and changes coming to the US market as well as support them. She just got engaged to her boyfriend James Merendino and proposed first. Severine strongly believes that men should also wear and engagement token and that more women should feel empowered to propose to their boyfriend. It's time.