Celebrating Female Owned Businesses for National Black Business Month

Celebrating Female Owned Businesses for National Black Business Month

hey GIRL! Welcome to August, aka National Black Business Month!

Because we here at Ditch the Clique are forever in support of and advocating for our BIPOC friends, we want to EXTRA celebrate their business dreams-turned-reality this month with YOU!

Black owned business owners account for about 10% of businesses here in the states and we wonder…how many of those are female owned? From our research, about 2-3% of those are female owned….YES that is a number worth celebrating but GIRL we want to help GROW that statistic in every way we can! And what better way than to share with you a few of our favorite female owned BIPOC led businesses local to NYC and BEYOND!

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Life as a New York City Photographer with Victoria Saperstein

Life as a New York City Photographer with Victoria Saperstein

Victoria LOVES photography. 

Since high school, she’s been known as the girl with the camera, and despite some devastating losses, has turned her passion into a full-time career!

Victoria works as a fashion, lifestyle, and product photographer based in Dallas, Texas, but (just like any good romcom), her story begins in New York City…

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Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

Switching Careers and Following your Dreams with Kalyn Chandler

From lawyer to business owner, Kalyn Chandler didn’t wait for the perfect time to make a career change — she took the leap and followed her dreams, no matter where they took her. 

Founder, owner, and creative director of Effie’s Paper: Stationary & Whatnot, Kalyn created a lifestyle brand that presents cool and on-trend accessories for fun at work, stylish travel, and a chic daily life. But her path to this point had a lot of pit stops, including a 10-year stint working at a law firm (where she never intended to even practice law in the first place).  But finally she transitioned out of law and took some time to figure out what she REALLY wanted to be when she grew up (a question that plagues us all, no matter our age). 

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Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Best Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram can be an exhausting place. If I spend too long scrolling, I’m left feeling drained, empty, and oftentimes… jealous. I catch myself comparing myself to other people, and it’s hard to stop. That’s why it’s so important to interrupt that endless feed with some inspiring content. 

But what should you look for in an inspiring account?

I try to ask myself these 3 questions:

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