Shar Phillips has been crafting for more than twenty years. She joined social media groups to meet other crafters and things were going well, until George Floyd was murdered. And a space that was meant to encourage creativity began to become a place to use creativity to make offensive and inappropriate comments about Floyd's death.
It was clear it wasn't a safe space for women of color. So Shar started her own group, and a year later, she has more than 50,000 women sharing their crafts and making money, starting actual businesses, in a space that still holds little room for women of color. But Shar and her group Brown and Bougie, are committed to changing that - demanding a voice for the millions women of color spend in the industry.
Starting this group has started a revolution and these women have a lot to say.
Follow Shar on Clubhouse or Facebook @Brown and Bougie