#WeThinkYoureDope! Vol I.

Happy New Year!!!

To kick the new year off right, we’ve started a new interview series that sheds light on some awesome, young, talented & fearless entrepreneurs of color!

We thought something like this could provide some ‘get up & get into it’ inspiration for us all at the top of 2015!

This past year we’ve crossed paths & worked with some inspiring young business owners who are dangerously creative & driven. We tossed a few… interesting questions (lol) their way to get to know them better, and learn more about their passion. Enjoy! 🙂

First up….

Vol i. – Brown Sugar Stickers [CHICAGO] Dakota & Sequoia

1. What inspired Brown Sugar Stickers?

Both: Dad pushes to watch news, racism is still apparent. Black women to value themselves. Strong belief in self love. Self awareness as black ppl.

2. What’s your fav brand?

S: Godiva dark chocolate bars , Dakota: Nike

3. Superpowers, what would yours be?

S: Invisible …D: Teleport

4. Where are you from originally?

Both: Southside of Chicago! Englewood…

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where?

 S: Switzerland D: Iceland

6. Fav Eddie Murphy film?

Both: Coming To America

7. What’s your favorite color?

S: Too many to choose… D: black

8. Fav Food?

D: Sushi & S: Indian food

9. Can you cook?

S: I love to bake!… D:But I’m the cook…

10. Last book you read or meaningful quote or poem?

S: Junky by William Burroughs … D: Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbott

11. Cats or dogs?

Both: Dogs

12. If you were stranded on an island and can take 3 things with you, what would it be?

S: pen, notebook & camera… D: first aid kit, cooking pot, blanket

13. What/ who inspires you to create?

D: Alex Pardee, Banksy, VanGogh.. S: Grandfather inspires me to write

14. One thing you can’t live without?

D: Food …S: Wi-Fi

15. Fav genre of music?

S: I’m pretty eclectic, everything!… D: 90s and early 2000s…anything that sounds good!

16. If you could have lunch w/ a historical figure, who?

S: My Grandfather; was a professor at a school, minister, orator, from India D: Tupac

17. Fav lyric or poem line?

S: “Words are free. It’s how you use them, that may cost you”… D: “I’m in love with something real. it could be me that’s changing!”

18. If you could sing a duet w/ anyone, who?

Both: Amy Winehouse!!!

19. Water colors or oil based?

Both: water colors!!!

20. What is  your spirit animal?

S: big black grizzly bear.. D: a bat

21. Last gift you’ve rec’d or given?

S: Book & money!!! D: rec’d a bracelet from sis!

22. Fav curse word?

S: Fuck! …D: Got damn!!

23. Least fav color?

Both: pink

24. Something you would tell your 10 yr old self?

D: Take it slow, and don’t go to a university right after high school… S: Don’t focus on boys!

25. Best thing that happened to you this month?

D: J-O-B!!!! S: Being able to get out more

26. Do you like surprises?

D:.. it depends, good ones! S: Loves surprises!!!

27. Cake, pie or cobbler?

S: Cake … D: Cobbler

28. Last person you retweeted?

S: lyric from coldplay, “Fix You’…D: @SHANExKNOLTON

29. Any causes or movements that you’re passionate about?

D & S: Ending police brutality and uplifting black self awareness

30. Latest/ any new hobbies you just picked up?

D: Making stickers … S: Making lists and completing them

31. If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach?

S: Biology D: Art History or English

32. Where do you see Brown Sugar Stickers one year from now?

Both: Everywhere!!!

Recently featured in AfroPunk, be sure to support these ladies! Peep their Etsy store to support with your $$$

Follow Dakota & her sister Sequoia on Facebook & Instagram too!!!

✌ Alexia [*ahem*… CHI CITY STAND UP!!!!]

p.s. Sorry, I had to.



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