Unlearning my experiences as a South East Asian woman

Growing up, summers meant time with family in India. During the day I would visit different relatives’ houses, eating delicious, fresh food and various temples around Chennai. It’s a city in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, where my parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents were born and raised — and where I’ve always felt safe,…

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What I Want the Beauty Community to Know Right Now

Last week, I was asked to provide a quote for an article for — with the aim to speak to the beauty industry/community as a whole and share my thoughts, feelings, frustrations, or reflections. Below is my reflection and response. — Alice Where do I begin? There are so many things that I want…

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Dreaming in Gujarati

By Shailja Patel The children in my dreamsspeak in Gujaratiturn their trusting faces to the sunsay to mecare for us nurture usin my dreams I shudder and I run. I am sixin a playground of white childrenDarkie, sing us an Indian song!Eightin a roomful of eldersall mock my broken GujaratiEnglish girl! Twelve, I tunnel into…

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Big News! feat. Sephora

Last week, we shared some big news. Along with seven other WOC-founded brands, Eadem will be part of the Sephora Accelerate program — meaning after six-months of business bootcamp and mentorship, our products will soon be on Sephora’s shelves. As founders of a still pre-launch brand, this is a pinch-us kind of moment. And it’s one we could…

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