As I wrote this piece, I desperately tried to recall the first time I saw myself with braids. It’s foggy, but one stand-out memory was the moment I saw Brandy. Growing up in Minnesota (which you can imagine lacked diversity), I remember my heart being so full seeing a Black girl who looked just like me wearing a cool style. I begged my mom to find a braider so I could replicate her braided bob style—yes, complete with the burnt ends—to wear to school.
I love and respect and admire so much the three ladies you’re about to hear. You probably know them too. They’re my dear...
Mariam Naficy is the CEO of Minted, an online marketplace comprised of independent artists. It’s no surprise then that her home in Calistoga, a few hours outside of San Francisco, is a reflection of the type of artists she brings to the world. We were thrilled when she offered us a peek inside her light filled and of course, art filled, home.
- New York, New York!
- This or That
- Happy Holidays!
- How To...
- Things I Learned
I pitched this story rather selfishly actually, because… well, I’m so curious! It’s not the easiest time to make a living off one’s creativity. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to ask a bunch of cool, creative women whom I admire about how they make it work. They seem to have truly figured it out.