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Artist Highlight -

Check out Benedicta’s work in our marketplace.  “My name is Benedicta Awere-Malik and I'm the creator of Didi Rose Jewelry. I've always loved to make things by hand. Learned to braid hair when I was 7, learned to sew at 11 and because my mother was a baker, I've always baked. I don't remember how old I was when I started testing out recipes from my mother's books but I remember frosting/decorating my first birthday cake when I was 9. Around that time, I also used to make beads from wire. This involved cutting the wires into little pieces after...

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Check out Binta’s work in our marketplace. “From a very young age, I already enjoyed working with my hands: making crafts, baking or gardening. It wasn’t until my teenage years that I had the opportunity to be introduced to and work with young Touareg artisans for a cultural event hosted at my school. (Touareg’s are a nomadic tribe from northern Niger). My initiation into the art of jewelry making began with me drawing and designing pieces. Then I started to work with local Touareg artisans in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) who were known for their skill in working with silver and...

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Stop Asian Hate -

  Today, I wrote this message to our Insta family, and I wanted to share the resources we collectively gathered to support our Asian communities:   "I want to show my support for the Asian community after reading more disturbing news last night. I’m enraged at the amount of hate in this world.   Love to ALL Asians who feel like their identities are out on display right now, especially through Whyt Supremacy.   You are not alone, and if you feel hopeless as an individual, please don’t. By simply speaking on these things, you are helping build strength within...

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