Episode #70. I am thrilled to be joined by Danié Gómez-Ortigoza. Danié is a Mexican-American writer and visual artist who believes in the power of braiding with intention.
Creativity has been the only constant in her career, having worked as a television host for Disney, a Copywriter and Digital Strategist at various advertising agencies in Mexico and Canada, a Marketing Director for a media publication in Sweden, and Correspondent for Glamour Mexico and Latin America based in Miami, where she received a Fashion Group International Award for her work.
She braids her hair with a daily intention to help another woman succeed everyday as a Feminist Manifesto that resulted from her involvement in creating the first Mexican Delegation for the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in France, presided by Salma Hayek.
She has created a strong body of work composed mostly of video, photography, and performance.
She believes in community as the structure to re-engineer the world and co-created alongside Martha Graeff and a very special group of influencers, ‘The Bazaar for Good’ a philanthropic venture that uses fashion to raise funds for projects with social impact.
This conversation was so beautiful. Danié shares her story on her journey to becoming an artist. And some of the experiences that have made her who she is today and how braiding has become a symbol for what she values deeply in her life.
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