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Wild Diversity Executive Director Mercy M'fon

Tell us about Wild Diversity. Wild Diversity builds community through outdoor adventures, day and weekend trips, and workshops for people of color and the LGBTQ+ communities.  We provide resources through outdoor skills workshops, our gear library and community...

Woman at Work: Wildlife Photographer Melissa Groo

You’re known for your using your eyes. But your career started with a different sense: listening. Tell us more.I worked for years as a research assistant for Katy Payne, a renowned elephant scientist. We would live for...

Woman at Work: Julia Martin, Artist and Owner, copper + sage design

What does a day in your work life look like? A day in the life of an artist/mom can be crazy and exciting, or mundane and repetitive all at the same time. I wake up a few...

Woman at Work: Heather Cook, Forest School Teacher

The Dovetail team is very sad we’ve never attended Forest School. Tell us all about it! Cottage ForestSchool is all about self-propelled learning through curiosity. Say wewere on a frog kick: the class catches them, analyzes them,builds...

Woman at Work: Artist-Activist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Congratulations on the publication of ​Stop Telling Women to Smile (Seal Press)​. This is the culmination of a street art series you began in 2012. Tell us more.  STWTS is an art project that aims to combat...

Women at Work: Who's On Top? Cast

  From left to right: Shanita King, Taylor Feldman and Stacey Rice “Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood” is a new documentary about members of the LGBTQ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and...

Woman at Work: Zeena Weedman, Farmer, Mom + Fisherman

Farming is honest work. It is so poetic to reap what you sow. What’s a day in your work like? As the wife of a fifth generation wheat farmer and mother of two boys, mornings are hectic!...

Woman at Work: Girls Build Camp Counselor + Instructor Raven Pearce

What does a day in your work life look like?  A loud blare in my ear at 5:00 AM means it's time to get up. The clock staring back at me seems menacing at such an early...

Women at Work: Jewelry Maker Dennae Tirrell

Instead of making stones and metals work around her design, jewelry designer Dennae Tirrell of Cannelita looks to the natural world of shed antlers, local leathers and turquoises to create stunning organic pieces. We chatted about where...

Women at Work: The Horticult's Chantal Aida Gordon

Chantal Aida Gordon, co-founder of The Horticult teaches a master class in side hustle, and how to ‘see the world through plants’ in any space. What does a day in your work life look like?  Marketing copywriting...

Women at Work: Wood Artist Katie Freeman

  A few months ago, Freeman Furnishing’s Katie Freeman came to us with a project that made us go gaga: a hand-crafted Dovetail Workwear chair, made of the finest iron and wood. This month, she presented her...

Women at Work: Welder Kay Sims

Structural steel and welding inspector Kay Sims has been instrumental in helping us understand the unique needs of women who spend their days playing with fire. Originally an artist and sewist, Sims sat down with us to...

Woman at Work: Indy Srinath

Indy Srinath, Community Garden Manager & Mushroom Forager/ Cultivator + Educator, Eagle Rock Farm  What made you start doing the amazing things that you do? After spending time working on organic farms on the west coast, I...

Woman at Work: Maker Laura Burkhart

Pronouns: She/her What made you start doing the amazing things that you do? I've always been an artist and a maker. I learned to be comfortable with tools from a young age from my mother. My career...

hardware details : put a beetle on it

Kinda crushing on our new detailed button shank. Symbolizing our brand, the ground beetle is beneficial to its habitat, nothing if not hardworking, and embodies our call to arms to Get Dirty! We thought this would be the...


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