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MEET GWAPA GAL: MIRIAM ARIAS
Hi! I’m Miriam, creator, designer and maker behind Terra Arte. As a landscape architect by day, my designs are inspired by the curves and movement of land; the style is architecturally driven with a soft and dreamy twist to it. Terra Arte earrings are about self-expression and playfulness- they are referred to as objects because they are pieces of art you and I get to wear! I design and make objects that I want to wear and want to have in my home. My desire is for these objects to bring you as much joy as they bring me. Terra Arte is a Latina-owned small business based in Oakland, California.
MEET GWAPA GAL: VANESSA RUELAS
My name is Taylor Feltner, I am 23 years old and I am from Cincinnati, OH. I am the owner of Solely Sisterhood, a Feminist based shop that carries fleece crewnecks, tees, reusable bags, glass mugs, notepads, banners, and stickers and magnets. We are going to be starting a subscription box service soon and the first box to go out will include our manifestation collection!
I started Solely Sisterhood in the Spring of 2019 and opened our online shop on February 28th of 2020. I knew I always wanted to do something creative like own my own shop, but I wanted there to be purpose and passion behind it. I didn't know much about feminism until the Me too Movement really came about, but was instantly inspired by the women a part of this community. I was so inspired that I realized I could make a business out of this passion for Feminism. As Solely Sisterhood grows I plan on having two philanthropies one for women and one for animals, still unsure of what organizations I will choose to work with. My favorite women in Hollywood who have taught me a lot these past years are Taylor Swift, Sophia Bush, and Selena Gomez. The things I care about most are Feminism, animals, traveling and my family.