In Monique’s shoes: Never Say Never

Name: Monique Pinkney Hometown: Washington, DC Current Residence: Severn, Maryland What does it mean to have a voice? Having the courage to tell your story. How did you find your voice? Writing. I started my first blog, A Day In The Life Of A Mo(del) in 2009 to share my experiences in the Big Apple pursuing a Read more about In Monique’s shoes: Never Say Never[…]

In Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur

Since I was a little girl I always loved to draw. At first, my mother and my uncles thought I would be a fashion designer when I grew up because I was always drawing very detailed outfits. My mother was a seamstress and her brothers were pattern drafters for the fashion industry, so it made sense Read more about In Cindy’s shoes: Designer, Dreamer, and Finally entrepreneur[…]

In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. 

We all make lists. To do lists. To buy lists. Pro and con lists. Many of us spend our lives making and rewriting lists– planning, plotting to make life that much easier and less uncertain.  I guess my story starts with a list- What to do after college.  The possibilities were somewhat limited with a degree in Latin American Read more about In Gabi’s shoes: Beginning Again at the End. […]

In Ellie’s shoes: Visiting Ida’s Studio

On a Sunday afternoon, Kanti Shrestha and I ventured to busy Canal street in Chinatown to visit Ida Ivanka Kubler’s art studio. Ida discussed her interesting art pieces made of cocoons, and since this blog is about women supporting women, we were very curious and excited to see her work in person. Her quaint studio is Read more about In Ellie’s shoes: Visiting Ida’s Studio[…]

In Ida’s shoes: “Birth of an Idea” series

I have been fascinated with silk cocoons since before I can remember. In my childhood, I painted them shades of orange that I produced myself from pulverized orange bricks mixed with water. At the time, that was the only color option available to me. Nowadays I use the best quality Old Holland paints, spoiling viewer’s Read more about In Ida’s shoes: “Birth of an Idea” series[…]