I always admired the BuyOlympia.com website, and then get frustrated that more often than not, I leave Oakland’s borders to spend money on pretty much anything — hardware, clothes, groceries, dinner, movies. So it’s cool to learn about Oakland Unwrapped, a website dedicated to showcasing socially- and environmentally-responsible Oakland-based artists and independent businesses.
Oakland Unwrapped is not as trendy as BuyOlympia.com, and the site seems underpopulated, but it’s a start in the right direction!
International Women’s Day!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the International Museum of Women’s gala event, where keynote speaker Hafsat Abiola, founder and executive director of Nigeria’s Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, brought home the message that to work for the liberty of women around the world is to fight for liberty itself. IMOW is currently a virtual museum headquartered in SF, so visit their beautiful new exhibition, Women, Power and Politics, here.
As with the awesome California Women‘s conference last year, I have Exoatmospheric to thank for enabling me to attend these events filled with powerful women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.