JIP 115: Danié Gómez-Ortigoza

Danié Gómez-Ortigoza: journey of a braid

Danié is a Mexican artist currently living in Texas who shares with us the reasons she braids other people’s hair and creates art around this simple practice.

It all started as a child when her nanny would braid her hair for special occasions. Since then, she has continued to braid her hair as a form of self care, to get rid of the bad energy and to start the day with an intention. Hair braiding is now part of her identity.

Danié is also the co-founder of The Bazaar For Good, a non-profit organization where women come together once a year to help create better conditions for children around the world. She talks to us about this adventure and how this year, they hopes to raise $500K!

We loved finding out how something as simple as braiding hair can connect people together, release trauma and heal inner wounds. What an incredible conversation and we hope you enjoy it!

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