Podcast Episode 114: Diversity & Cultural Transformation in the Maker Community with Monica Tetteh

Diversity & Cultural Transformation in the Maker Community with Monica Tetteh of Black Makers Matter and That’s Sew Monica.

Monica and I talk about her journey as a creative, inclusion in the sewing and craft communities, how small business owners can authentically embody diversity, the difference between true allyship and performative allyship, and more.

And get ready, because not only do Monica and I both shed a few tears during this episode, but we also collaborate with an on-the-fly idea for a quilt that honors the geographical, generational and cultural path of her creativity – from her hand-sewing relatives in Ghana; to her mother who created custom clothes that she learned to be proud of; to her own journey as a sewist and community leader; to her work with the Black Makers Matter Coalition which she co-founded, and the stories of the historical and modern makers she shares there.

Find Monica here: @thatssewmonica, @blkmakersmatter, @theprojectsew, @sewyourview, @sewroritywear.

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