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Brave Spotlight, Sseko Fellows

Jessica: Reflecting on my first year as a Sseko Fellow

There are honestly so many things I love about Sseko but the one thing that keeps coming to my mind is the community. There is a special bond of friendships that happen when you become a Fellow and the relationships that happen with the amazing women in Uganda is so powerful. I love that we are all in this together. It’s not a race for someone to get there first, we are here to encourage one another and look at the bigger picture and dream together of an independent and bright future.

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Brave Spotlight, Women of Sseko

“I quit my job at Sseko Headquarters, then I joined them on my own terms.”

As far as we know, it’s not a common practice to publish interviews with employees who have quit working at your company. But we do things a little differently here at Sseko, and we are excited to share this story! 

Adrienne Del Monte was a core member of team Sseko at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon for two years. She interviewed nearly a thousand women who were starting their journeys as Sseko Fellows and helped shape our community into the vibrant and welcoming place that it is. She recently quit  her job at Sseko and we’re sharing an interview with her to dish all the details! 

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An Interview with Gabrielle Blair: Design Mom

Gabrielle Blair (a.k.a. Design Mom), an inspiring mother of six with an incredible talent for design and the founder of Alt Summit. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Gabrielle designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking! 

Catch our interview with Gabrielle herself!

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An Interview with Jenna Kutcher: Inspiration, Total Boss, Designer for Sseko

Jenna Kutcher is a total boss. She’s smart, driven, compassionate and hilarious. Seriously, if you don’t know who Jenna is already… you’re missing out BIG time. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Jenna designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking! 

Catch our interview with Jenna herself!

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Brave Spotlight, Sseko Fellows

The Freedom of Schedule

Meet Shanda, a woman powerhouse, who used Sseko to control her life and put her family first. Hear her story of how her life took a 180-degree turn for freedom and flexibility…


Recently, I have been reflecting back to June 2017.  This was one of the hardest months of my life. After a bout of sickness, my youngest son Matteo, was diagnosed with epilepsy caused by fevers and overheating.  News no parent ever wants to hear.  I was fearful of not only his safety but what my life would now look like because of this change.

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Freedom to Express Personal Style

Meet Danielle, the ethical fashionista! Below she tells her story of how her love for fashion and Uganda led her to Sseko and finding herself


Brave, Nervous, Insecure, Courageous…all words to describe myself in my life journey and also what’s fueled a desire to develop my own personal style – which is really the Freedom to be yourself.

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