I'm a part time Sales Supervisor at the Boston Store on Newbury St, I've been there for almost 3 years now. When I'm not at DM's, I work for a local nonprofit called Girls Rock Campaign Boston. We empower girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities to believe in themselves by building a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through music education and performance. I'm originally from Kansas City, MO but I've been in MA since I was 4, so I'm really a New Englander through and through.
What are your passions?
My passions are (aside from shoes) Girls Rock Campaign Boston, making music and building community, creating all sorts of things, and my family (biological and chosen).
What was the inspiration behind the designs you created for DIY Docs?
The inspiration for these came from a deck of tarot cards that my aunt had. They're from the late 70's so older than me by a few years, and I've always loved the imagery of them. It's the Morgan Greer tarot, not one you see too often. These are two of my favorite cards visually, the eight of swords and the three of cups, and when together they speak to me about freeing yourself from a state of feeling trapped and powerless with the aid of community and sisterhood - an idea that I try to act out in everything I do.
Tell us about your first pair of Docs.
I bought my first pair of Docs when I was 16. I saved up my babysitting money for months and bought myself a pair of black 1490s. I do still have them, but I was in denial about the size of my feet, so they are a little small. But they got me through high school, art school, and then some! I'm very grateful to them.