about

About Me:
 

I’m KK, a Quirky DC Native Creative.
I like graphic design, crafting jewelry, creating art (digital & other kinds), up-cycling and making furniture or working on something new, artistic and creative. The name DISTRICT GEMS, is a tribute to my love for DC (the District) and being born under the zodiac of a Gemini. You can shop District Gems on Poshmark, Etsy and Ebay.

I'm an advocate and activist. I advocate, march/protest for equal rights and justice for all; including but not limited to against the oppression of black people in America, against police brutality, against white supremacy, for voter's rights, for women's rights, for tenant's rights and any cause that is near and dear to my heart. 
No justice, No peace! All Black Lives Matter.

I'm a believer in Sustainable Style and love supporting local Black & LatinX owned DC unique and resell boutiques. Check some of my absolute FAVORITEs in the right-hand column. Recently, I've been trying hard to be a minimalist so I'm always selling some great items from my closet on Poshmark.

But wait there's more...

- I'm a TRUE believer in empathy and kindness. 
- My favorite color to wear is ALL BLACK or Black & White but you can also find me in neutrals like grey and tan.
- I'm a naturalista. I had my hair in locks for almost 10 years then I chopped (the 3rd time in 3/2017) & I rock Senegalese Twists at most times, because I can braid them myself.
- I love music (worked at Tower Records DC for several years. Rest in Peace Russ Solomon) and I have been in a several local bands - reggae, rock & electronica and have also written songs for other local artists.

My favorite quote: 
BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard internal battle that you know nothing about. 

Thanks for checking out District Gems! Please bookmark, come back & enjoy.