My New Baby, A Shop (And Revamped Site)

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on what I casually call my “creative site.” As someone who on any given day, wears multiple hats, I realized long ago that what may be interpreted on the screen isn’t nearly the whole of the work, story, or person. Blogging full-time as a job is a lot in and of itself. Writing, styling and creatively directing is its own thing too. Sometimes, I’d leave a week off of blogging, simply because work of this nature was so full and encompassing.

This is such a weird season to work if you have it. Or to have the bandwidth or desire to create, rebrand or expand if you have it. But I’m really thankful and I’m scrappy, and I’m stunningly aware of all the pieces of what I know and truly don’t. And a gift to do any little thing.

With the twist of this time in my home in particular, I was finally able to finish updating my site, and along with it, give just a snippet of clarity of what I do (outside of my blog and raising children). In addition, If you’ve been here since R was a teeny baby, you’d remember the time I had a small vintage shop? It was fun (and taxing).

In some ways, I can’t believe expanding in any sense in a way is returning home to it nearly a decade later.

In Progress is a shop carefully curated with collaborative collections of small batches from small women designers and makers, things that I believe center ritual and meditation, and of course vintage added from my own growing collection. More than that, by its name alone, it says that “Progress” may not always be clear. It may be abstract. It may be moving and not at once. It may be loss or simply, returning to what you once knew too. I’m excited to continue to add to it with small makers, things to support my advocacy work with organizations I love (like The Food Bank Of New York City and WIN), and a space to give the items that no longer serve me a new loving home. More than that, with the addition of sliding scale storytelling workshops and blogging daily, I hope the message of community in this space and beyond as our days move along is so very clear.

(ph: @leorwild for Coveteur. As always, thank you for your support. If you’d like to sign up for the Storytelling Workshops, you can sign up right here. All of the participants are so lively and amazing, already!)

2 thoughts on “My New Baby, A Shop (And Revamped Site)

  • Reply Racquel May 29, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations! I understand the need to showcase the many hats a creative person wears. It’s great to see people creating and being creative during this time. I love your site! Have a great weekend!

    -Racquel
    http://www.purposelyyou.com

    • Reply latonya May 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Racquel! Yes, exactly. I think much can be left up to assumption. It is definitely a task, but for me, finding some ground in creative works.

      Have a cozy weekend.

      x
      L

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