The discovery of a new bestiepreneurship is cause for celebration in Riveter Nation (The Riveter itself was founded by a pair of bestiepreneurs, don’t forget it!) So when we first heard about Of a Kind, and the two besties behind the helm, we had to know more about the two women who have managed to launch the lines of more than 350 independent artisans and designers (the majority of which are women), while also elevating the art of storytelling and online shopping, too.
Issue 5 of The Riveter is full of our own kind of stories, our favorite kinds — ones women have written for and about themselves. There’s a Q&A with Nicole Ponseca, the woman responsible for the renaissance period of Filipino cuisine in America. Generation Z is one to look up to — just look to Riley Peterson, the 6-year-old creative director of Little Lux, a line of statement jewelry made for pint-sized girlbosses everywhere. The fiercely talented team behind School of Doodle clues us in to what we’re missing about being a teenage girl today. We could all learn a thing or two from them.
And that’s just the beginning. Read on, #RiveterNation!
PAGE 40 / BRAIN POWER
A spotlight on mental health by Amy Overgaard
“It felt like I had been swimming in a pool, and suddenly — whoosh! — I had resurfaced and my head had come back out of the water, and I could see the bright sun and breathe in the fresh air again.”
PAGE 52 / WALKING THE BORDER
An investigation by Marguerite Happe
The little comedor on the hill is like a prickly pear flower blooming in the desert, a soothing respite in the midst of an often-oppressive reality.
PAGE 60 / EVERY KIND OF STORY A spotlight on Of A Kind’s founders & two
of its designers by Kaylen Ralph
“Why do I care about this person? What makes this person who is making clothes different and more compelling than any of the other hundreds of people who are making things? Storytelling was key right out of the gate.”
PAGE 76 / AN EMPATHETIC LENS
A photo essay by Arielle Gallione
“While many of these photos highlight struggle and hardship, my goal is to illuminate the resilience and strength demonstrated by those who seek refuge.”