Meet Dasha Guyton from Feminist Speakeasy

Tell us about your products.

Feminist Speakeasy is a lifestyle brand, blog, and community for intersectional feminists in desperate need of a hideaway from the patriarchy. Every item is designed or handcrafted by a woman which means every purchase supports multiple women-owned businesses. Our most popular products are the intersection feminist tshirt and not asking for it keychain.

Tell us about your connection to Chicago.

One winter I found myself vacationing in Chicago and because it felt more like home than my actual hometown ever felt I went back to Oklahoma, put my house on the market and for the past five years Hyde Park, Chicago has been home. The creative community here has welcomed me with open arms and I currently sit on the ambassador board for Chicago Woman Magazine.

What advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?

To progress in business you also must progress in your personal life. 1. Love yourself or you'll always chase after people who don't love you either. 2. Surround yourself with a tribe of like-minded individuals inside and outside of your field. 3. Define your business, your brand and commit to it – everything you do should be consistent with your business’s identity. You simply cannot be all things to all people

Share a favorite quote, a mantra, bud'laska. 

Girls Compete, Women Empower

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