Today, as we observe the tensest interactions between the United States and its allies in years and as globalization takes root deeper in the world, interacting with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds has become more common for most, especially for Americans. Considering U.S. history and policies over the past 250 years, we see a vacillation of how other cultures have been met by Americans.
Leda Popoviq is a Michigan interior designer who’s originally from Albania, a small Balkan country in Southeastern Europe with deep roots dating back to around 1225 B.C. Its people are derived from an ancient tribe called the Illyrians. The name Albania was the evolution of old phrases meaning “Land of the Eagles” and “Children of the Eagles.” Albania’s flag is red with a two-headed eagle in the center.
The Lovely Loba is a Utah-based company that creates unique, innovative, organic and eco-friendly lotion balls specially formulated to soothe even the most sensitive skin. According to creator Lindsey Christiansen, these nourishing spheres use seed butters and oils, herbs, plant and root powders, and essential oils that work harmoniously with skin, body and mind.
For every ambitious female, there is an unspoken truth behind her path, empowerment, career and successes. What the outside world gets to see from the surface, is just part of the joy, sweat and tears.