Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves


I have been so inspired by all of your stories, the fantastic connections you’ve made, the lovely projects that have been set up and the list goes on and on. Because of all these great developments I decided to write 2 columns this week. One for Harper’s Bazaar and one for Holistik.

You ladies are ROCKIN’ it and by doing so you are inspiring me to continue my BrandedU sisterhood movement. This week I want you to look at 2 BrandedU sisters rocking it. Check out http://www.talkingprints.org/ by our sister Pekula Starke, she is making bags in Surinam with Maroon women, teaching them a craft how wonderful is that? And my sister Bianca Blom just lauched a kickstarter campaign from her comfortable high heeled shoes here.

And I know it doesn’t stop there, please keep sharing your stories with me. Like Annie Lennox sang with Aretha Franklin way back in 1995: Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!

“Now there was a time when they used to say
That behind every – “great man.”
There had to be a – “great woman.”
But in these times of change you know
That it’s no longer true.
So we’re comin’ out of the kitchen
‘Cause there’s somethin’ we forgot to say to you (we say)

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.
Standin’ on their own two feet.
And ringin’ on their own bells.
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.”

Only 10 more days till BrandedU, we are going to ROCK it on the 19th of September there are only 6 seats left get your tickets here!! We have just added Rocky Hehakaija has joined our line up, due to personal circumstances Gery De Boer had to postpone her talk. Rocky was a BrandedU speaker back in 2014, you can check out her video here.

See you out there sisters!