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Meet the artist: Wanda Dori

Meet the artist: Wanda Dori

Wanda in gabe in bone.

Describe your journey of becoming an artist?

I have always been an artist, sketching & designing my whole life! It was in high school that I discovered a love for tattooing, as I went and got my first tattoo at 15 (don’t worry, my mom brought me, it was cool, haha). I never stopped getting tattooed after that, I was hooked - but I quickly found the industry to be hugely gatekept, rough & felt unsafe for me to pursue working within it. 

As an adult, I began tattooing myself, an autonomous act of self discovery as an artist, I suppose. This brought me to discover a huge number of queer, community taught tattooists; who’s feelings about industry matched mine. It was with the support of many self taught & classically apprenticed folx, who share the drive to re-standard the industry, that I found myself community learning to be a tattooist. Tattooing has changed massively in the last ten years & I am utterly ecstatic to be part of such a broad and diverse group of folx, tattooing in new, accountable & supportive ways.

 

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Artist Shara Mays

Your name: Shara Mays
Your occupation: Painter
Where do you live: Oakland, CA
Describe your journey of becoming an artist?
I've been creative my whole life. I was the kid that always liked having creative projects, from drawing to teaching myself how to knit. In High School, I took a photography class and never looked back. I have a BFA and an MFA (which I received later in life). After college, I worked as an art director and visual designer for retail companies for many years, yet at a certain point it wasn't fulfilling, so I switched back to fine art and painting.
Shara's Bryr clogs are the Maya sandal in fennel. Shop her look here

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Artist Shara Mays
Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights!

Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights!

Last week, we came together as a community and raised money to support reproductive rights. Bryr teamed up with our friends at Rare Device, Mercy Vintage, Botnia Skincare, and Windy Chien Studio, four businesses that are owned by women and dear friends to Bryr, and with your help raised $7290. These funds were donated directly to WRRAP, Keep our Clinics, and the National Network of Abortion Funds. Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and supported this important cause! 

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10 x 10 with Lee of Style Bee!

We were thrilled when Lee of Style Bee picked her Gabe clogs to be part of her Spring Travel 10x10 capsule challenge. 

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10 x 10 with Lee of Style Bee!
Our Monochrome photoshoot

Our Monochrome photoshoot

It's been a LONG time since we've been able to come together, and so we relished the opportunity to get together with some of our community last week to celebrate the launch of our newest creation: The monochrome platform!!! Here are some photos from the shoot. 

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Bryr in Martha Stewart Living

Isobel Schofield of Bryr Studio Wants Her Customers to Feel Confident When Wearing Her Handmade Clog Read the article here. '   Read More

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Bryr in Martha Stewart Living
7x7

7x7

Clogaholics, prepare to fall off the wagon. Blame Bryr, your enabler. Don't worry, having too many clogs is not a thing, especially when they're expertly handcrafted with love by SF... Read More

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Pay Equity at Bryr: A note from Isobel

Dear Bryr Community,

I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me learn and grow through the last few weeks and months. When I started Bryr 9 years ago, I had no idea where this journey would take me and how much I would learn along the way. Firstly and most importantly, I want to start by sharing my thanks. I want to thank my team for sharing their perspective and diligently working with me throughout this process. I want to thank Manpreet Kalra, our new equity advisor, for bringing her years of expertise to the conversation. I would also like to thank the other business owners who shared their perspectives with me. And finally, I’d like to thank our community for believing in Bryr enough to hold us accountable to our shared values. We have done a lot of work and we have lots of work to do. I recognize addressing pay is just the first step and that equity and transparency are a process....

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Pay Equity at Bryr: A note from Isobel
Donations and Fundraising in 2020

Donations and Fundraising in 2020

We wanted to give an update on our donations and fundraising so far in 2020. Every year, we donate to local and national organizations that reflect our values. This year there has been an urgent need to step up...

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A few delays but we're back on track!!!

We want to thank everyone who's been so patience with us over the last few weeks. We've had a few unexpected delays on our platform orders going out in the promised 45 day window. We want to share the reason for the delay.

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A few delays but we're back on track!!!