Photography by Clare Eileen Patricia Donovan
Through design, art, writing and movement, Miss D and her gente are teaming together to bring about positive change and elevate the common man. There is nothing more special than creativity motivated by the reality of the fact that sometimes lives lived simply are lives lived best. Our founder has her own design business, is an extremely progressive published author of children's books, has worked with youth in a variety of capacities from site director and to innovative curriculum developer, has a passion for construction, (especially construction erected in the name of "green building"), is a certified Pilates professional with a background in sports and dance, and the original good time.
Our mission is to spread understanding, beauty and mindfulness through expression, movement, and activism. My mission in expanding the Miss D brand to encompass all the things I am passionate about is to elevate, build community and create opportunities for conversations so some of the things which I have witnessed and experienced happen to nobody else. I want the things I make, build, design, and write to stand the test of time while highlighting the beauty and worth of the natural world and I want the causes I feel so passionately about, to be better understood by people who might not have ever had a reason to learn about them. The most powerful compliment I have received about the messages behind my designs, writing and products are that they are universally appealing and in so being, bridge gaps between people who might believe they have no common ground.
Mindfulness is contagious and the most powerful weapon we have against bigotry, hatred and fear is love, in its many beautiful and inexplicable forms. We believe, no, we insist, that if ya play hard, work hard, pray hard to whomever you think listens and give every inch of what ya be to the people, places and causes which matter to your soul, then you're doing exactly what you're supposed to.
We Pat ourselves on the back because...
We don't ever miss an opportunity to experience a waterfall
Using a variety of mediums, we have written and illustrated numerous children's books with the themes of inclusivity, love, brotherhood, organization, faith- real faith not showy, showy shows of dogma...we only cosign dogmatic things if they involve incense and candles.
Create clothing and household furnishings that promote social awareness, are influenced heavily by the wilderness our founder spent her formative years in. Our creations compliment a lifestyle which is mindful, centered around beauty and growth. and incredibly respectful of our roots... because where we've been is who we should become.
We're creators and implementors of innovative programming for children that focuses on community building, progressive thought and civil liberties.
Developer of published/copywrighted teenager entrepreneurship curriculum entitled "Hustle and Flow"for high school students that teaches empowerment, self motivation, and design while creatively focusing on finding the universality in the urban experience. Teenagers are, with our understanding, the movers, shakers and shot callers of mañana...(which means tomorrow for y'all who are allergic to Spanish).
With the mentorship of Melia Marzollo and Anna Howington we're involved in revolutionizing movement...for every age! Movement is at is best, a vehicle for healing and expression. We're have been in involved with offering movement programming to teenagers, the elderly and children.