Shaina and Hannah are friends and collaborators who work together under the 9-year old Navajo/Diné clothing brand OxDx, owned by their homie Jared Yazzie. Shaina works on the business side of the company and Hannah was brought on to do makeup for photo shoots after Jared saw her on Snapchat. Her first gig with OxDx was a shoot for Refinery 29, a level of professional makeup that Hannah wasn't accustomed to at all. But of course she nailed it as she is a boss. Shaina and Hannah are 28 and 24 years old respectively and are already embarking on awesome professional careers in fashion, design and development.
In terms of their bodies, Shaina describes being "chubby" and "overweight" as a younger woman and dealing with comments from haters. But she was thankful to have amazing friends who accepted her. Shaina and Hannah call themselves "thicc queens" and are proud to show young women how fly and confident a thicc queen can be on social media and in life. The ladies discuss concern trolls and making choices around health that are completely autonomous of others' opinions. Hannah also discusses using humor to hide her body shame but learning to love her body by truly seeing her own beauty in the beauty of her ancestors.
Hannah's One Cool Thing is Indigenous Goddess Gang, a digital magazine. Hannah's done a lot of photography for the mag and also loves and promotes their badass Indigenous female brand. Shaina's One Cool Thing are the Navajo Code Talkers as her grandfather was a Code Talker and she carries an important tradition that is still widely shared in the Navajo community. Learn about it! Jana's One Cool Thing is the Indigenous environmental network called Indigenous Rising. Follow them on the socials!
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