saying, ‘Let’s go there now!’
If it wasn’t Tunisia, it was India or Morocco or Bali; being exposed to a diverse tapestry of people and places from such a young age had a huge impact on my life. It’s why I studied medical anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, which led to working on human-rights projects for indigenous tribes. When I was 22, I lived among the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana and the Batwa pygmies in Rwanda. To fund my studies, I sold jewelry while
“I have been so LUCKY to experience how DIVERSE the earth is and how extraordinary HUMANS can be”
traveling that I’d made with natural gems, shells and stones collected along the way: from Naga shells from India to Labradorite stones that looked like oysters.
I have never considered jewelry