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Red, White, and Blue

Fireworks, grills burning, and time spent with family...I could only be describing the American holiday known as the Fourth of July. Celebrating the independence of a new nation from Great Britain holds promises of fun and great memories, but often times falls into forgetting the true meaning behind the national holiday. I'll give a quick recap- The Declaration of Independence is a document issued and adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, officially severing ties between the 13 colonies and Great Britain. Reasons for the separation were summarized in the document, ranging from religious freedom, to the absence of a true democracy, and issues with taxes and the military.  Not a day goes by that our country collectively...

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The Fear of Change

I hate change.  In all shapes and forms, from changing what I order at restaurants to trying a new hairstyle- it does not sit well with me. This characteristic is something I’ve been attempting to change for quite some time now, and I think it’s interesting to think about where it started. That brings me back to my parents, the people who helped create me and started my life. With Immigrant Heritage Month wrapping up, it’s fitting to talk about the two immigrants I am the closest to. Both my mom and dad were born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before making the trip to Dallas at the young age of 20. Having hopes of more opportunities, freedom, and...

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"Rama-what?"

Around half of the refugees being resettled to America are Muslim. So it’s safe to say that you have most likely come into contact with or met a Muslim here in the US. Through this internship I have had the pleasure of meeting Huda, a refugee from Iraq and employee of Melt Goods. I also have a close friend, Amani, who I have had the pleasure of being friends with for the past four years. Both being Muslim women, I came across a lot of information that I had not been exposed to in the past. Working alongside and growing friendships with Huda and Amani introduced me to the holiday known as Ramadan. Some readers may be thinking “Rama-what?” In...

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You're Invited to Join the Convo.

We want Y-O-U to join the convo about refugees.  One of the goals here at Melt is to inform and educate you about anything and everything that has to do with refugees. We are over here trying to figure out how to create a sustainable business that not only provides empowering and happy jobs for resettled refugee women, but also is one that is profitable. Obvi the more we can sell, the more women we can support through employment. So we want this blog to be an interesting, approachable, and relevant source of information for you. Annnnnyways, we're starting to create a list of topics to post. We've brought on some super-rad summer interns who will help research, interview, and discuss a variety...

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Summer Intern Wanted!

Hey hey, loves! We're looking for a summer intern to join our rad team. Job description below. Get after it and apply!  MELT GOODS SUMMER 2017 INTERNDESCRIPTIONHey! We’re Melt Goods, a fashion brand that sells minimalist + geometric jewelry handmade by resettled refugee women in Dallas, Texas. We believe in good times and great design. Founded in 2016, we’re hustling and bustling to get this biz off the ground and running. There are currently three of us on the team - Meredith (the founder), plus Huda and Saja, two refugee rockstars who resettled from Iraq to Texas. The goal of Melt is to provide sustainable + happy jobs for refugee women, while educating and inspiring other businesses to do the...

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