Femme Fatale DC Owner Adriana Mendoza

We can't think of a better way to celebrate #IWD2019 on our feed than by kicking off a feature series with the leader of the #FemmeFataleDC tribe, Adriana Mendoza. Owner of @femmefataleDC and jewelry designer behind @so_me_design, this "creator of unapologetic dopeness" has brought the womyn of DC together for a fourth iteration of the popular pop-up.

What started as a grassroots vision to create a space for womyn has organically grown into the current version of Femme Fatale, a cozy spot in Columbia Heights between local hot spots @youbloomwebloom + @badsaintdc. A few weeks ago, the space was empty except for Adriana's vision, and tons of creative energy.

By last Friday's opening, a team of DC womyn transformed the shop into a one-of-a-kind boutique through hours of building, painting, cleaning, and working together. Adriana admits it's a lot to pull off in a short time. But she trusts everything will work out as it should, and she reminds herself that she doesn't have to do everything. She just has to provide the space + leadership for the community to help her bring the shop to life.

It's this same collaborative, supportive energy that gives the shop the vibe it's well-known for even after the opening party is over. The womyn who sell, work, and hang out here every day all believe in the goal of fostering and sustaining our local community of womyn by supporting one another's endeavors.

More than a pop-up shop, this is a place to create and be yourselves. Femme Fatale also hosts a variety of art + DIY workshops, women's circles, music and yoga events, co-working space and more - from members of the community. We highly recommend signing up for their mailing list + following them @femmefataleDC to keep up with all the latest.

For the duration of the pop-up ending May 31st, we'll be celebrating Femme Fatale by featuring all of the womyn vendors on our feed. We hope you enjoy learning about this inspiring collective of womyn makers and creatives, and get motivated to come out and support them.

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