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We hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and didn’t go too crazy this Black Friday! In honor of #CyberMonday, we want to share an article by The Teen Magazine called “Why You Should Shop Small This Black Friday Season” that shares an incredible list of small businesses and shops to support this season, as they need the support now more than ever. Thank you for the feature!

In her latest installment of her Desi Innovators series at Kollaboration San Francisco, Saumya Monga interviews the founder of Desi Is Me, Millie Barman!

Kollaboration is a global non-profit organization dedicated to discover, empower, and connect AAPI artists and leaders to promote diversity representation in media. KollabSF “sees artistry as one of the most effective and inspiring forms of activism.”

To read up on the in-depth story behind Desi Is Me, before sure to check out the article Desi Innovators: Millie Barman Fuses The Worlds of South Asian and American Fashion with Desi Is Me here!

“A local Bay Area clothing brand, @desiisme is devoted to providing affordable, comfortable, and elegant designs. These lehengas are not only a much-needed update to tradition, but they also represent and empower the bicultural experience of South Asian American women” [email protected] (IG)

Millie also had a blast interviewing with Shikha Sharma for her series “Shakti for BIWOC” that aims to support and promote Black, indigenous, and women of color owned small businesses through photography.

During this interview, Millie “shared her inspiration behind Indian party wear designs, how she makes them, her favorite part in the business, the best piece of advice she’s ever received and played a Bollywood inspired rapid-fire round at the end!!!” [email protected] (IG) Check out the interview on IG TV here!