A couple of our very favorite people in the world are dads … and/but Father’s Day can often be a little complicated (right?). It’s that way for our friend and colleague Laura Sullivan Cassidy - who told us that after her father died in 2016, she began using the yearly pre-solstice tradition to get extra curious about the divine masculine.
Artwork by Ojih Odutola.
It’s #NationalBestFriendsDay during Pride Month, so naturally we’re thinking about Gertrude Stein, the queer American ex-pat in 1930s Paris who lived for 40 years with her partner Alice B. Toklas and succession of white constant companion poodles, all of which were named Basket.
Our theme this month is SHINE ON and we intend to support queer voices and Black makers as we put the emphasis on all that is abundant and joyful and on everything that lifts its face toward the sun and chooses that warmth and glow.
Hey, hey it’s World Dance Day—and our month of cleaning, clearing, mending, and paring down is coming to an end. So, just wondering … want to celebrate with us? Discover our current CURA sounds and housewerk artists we've been groovin' to.
Sometimes we feel a bit torn like The Two Fridas and want to take a little break-divorce-from everything money. However, we're encouraging just a bit more brain-power toward your financials today and 3 things to reflect on; money, our sovereignty and values. Read more in CURA Journal.
A recap of 4 exciting stories on sustainability to end 2021 on a good note. From implementing laws to protect garment workers to an endangered pack of grey wolves spotted in Colorado. Read more of Moji Igun's take in CURA Journal.
"I love working in metal and my personal designs are inspired by nature, textures, and simple geometric patterns. The Maasai designers are teaching me about their traditional ornamental beadwork inspired by storytelling for the purpose of beautification. Our designs evolve out of an ongoing dialogue and a melding of our strengths."
A fundraiser and evening of community care to support garment makers in Cambodia & India.
May 14th - 6 - 10PM PST / 8AM - 12PM ICT / 6:30AM - 10:30AM IST
Learn more here.
"As we continue the work towards dismantling white supremacy, I urge you to pay attention. I challenge each of you to unpack, unlearn, address how you’ve been subjected to harm and perpetuated harm in this context. Don’t be fooled, remember white supremacy is clever, it’s seasoned, it’s why it’s survived for so long. It needs the model minority myth, it needs to manipulate us, through racism, classism, ableism, ageism, capitalism, homophobia, transphobia etc. Look at your own story, your family story, look at the ways in which this system has fooled you into not seeing the truth of your own agency, your own power."
"Growing up a queer Brown kid I didn't have a lot (or any) representation. I grew up feeling othered and less than - like people like me couldn't find happiness or success unless I fit into the white, heteronormative, patriarchal society. And now, I'm clear no matter how much money I make, no matter the things I own or the people I know, my impact is what is most important to me."
The Cura Co. x Boma Jewelry announce limited-edition This Matters Collection to support higher education for BIPOC acitivists.
In the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s death in May of 2020, long time friends and business associates Akiko Waters of The Cura Co. and Suzanne Vetillart of Boma Jewelry, knew it was time to use their business platforms to dismantle systems of racism and redistribute wealth.
Read more here.
"I have likened solving issues related to sustainability to solving a Rubik’s cube. We cannot accomplish anything by looking at it from only one perspective. We must examine problems from all possible angles to better understand how the different parts interact with each other. By ignoring intersectionality, we fail to access a more holistic perspective of ourselves, others, and the problems we are trying to solve."