Why it’s Important to Empower Women to Travel Solo

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Why it’s Important to Empower Women to Travel Solo

Guest Blogger: Kimberly Go

If you had told me, when I was a kid, that I’d get to travel the UK alone, I never would have believed you. I was born in the Philippines to a conservative Chinese household—growing up, I wasn’t allowed to go on playdates. In high school, I couldn’t stay out past 10...

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Dancing to My Own Rhythm

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Dancing to My Own Rhythm

Guest Blogger: Catherine Zhang

When I was a senior in high school, I remember driving up to a red light in a rich suburb of Atlanta with Flosstradamus’ remix of “Original Don” bumping on my sound system. I pulled up next to an old white man, who looked over at me with an unassuming smile. I rolled the windows down, bass rumbling my car, and watched his expression change from modest amusement to apparent shock. He wasn’t expecting me to listen to such raucous music - no one ever does...

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Layers of Success

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Layers of Success

Bridget Verdun on Turning a Corporate Career into an Entrepreneurial Dream

To help me bridge the gap between my professional career and my personal dream, we ran the gallery seasonally April through November each year on weekends only. In my dual roles, I had the opportunity to "connect people with commercial artists during the week and fine art on the weekends." This became my mantra of action. 

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Authentic Beauty

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Authentic Beauty

Bridget Verdun on Turning a Corporate Career into an Entrepreneurial Dream

Spicecloth came at an unexpected time in my life. I had a second baby on the way, and was working full time for Vosges Haut-Chocolate, a Chicago based luxury chocolate company birthed by a dynamic, self-made entrepreneur named Katrina Markoff, I by no means had any time to spare. 

But the time and feelings were right. Inspired by Katrina's entrepreneurial spirit and her own story of humble roots and building a business enterprise from the ground up, I just knew I had to take the leap for myself. A couple of months later, Spicecloth was born. 

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