When I first started to work at the consigners store, I was the only female.
That’s a lot of privilege for women working in a store that sells everything from luxury cars to luxury furniture.
The owner of the store told me, “You’re a girl.
Your clothes are all masculine.
You’re a designer.”
She was right.
When I started working at the store, there were no female designers working there.
The shop owner, a very tall woman with long black hair, told me I could take on a job as a designer if I wanted to.
It was a small thing, but it was an acknowledgement that we were there, and that we could make a difference.
At that time, a lot more women were buying cars and the consigned items on our shelves were the only clothes I could wear.
The woman who runs the consigning store told my boss I was making my presence known, and I began to feel like a woman in a male-dominated industry.
That felt different than being a woman who wears dresses, or a woman making her own clothing.
It felt like a sign that I could do something and not feel like I was alone.
It didn’t feel like the store was just a place for men to buy clothes.
It also felt like the shop owner knew me, and knew my strengths and weaknesses, and how I worked.
We didn’t talk about our jobs or our experiences, and our conversations were very professional and non-judgmental.
The only way to feel empowered and appreciated was to be an advocate for women and for designers.
This was a woman-owned business, so we knew we had to advocate for ourselves and our coworkers.
My coworkers had to know about my experience as well, and they were able to help me through my time as a female designer.
The Consignment Store, an agency for designers, started out as a store for women who were not designers.
The store had one goal: to bring the same positive experience to female designers that the designer store had for men.
I thought, This is what a real shop should look like.
It should make me feel welcome and like I’m an equal and valuable part of the shop, like I don’t have to hide who I am and how strong I am.
The first time I saw the store’s logo was a few years after it opened.
The name of the agency came from the first name of a woman I knew, an architect.
It said, Consign your dream house to us.
My partner and I were both working in the office of the same architect, so it was really easy for me to think, If we can get this shop to exist for women, we can have the same impact.
So we started thinking about the idea of Consign Your Dream House.
It wasn’t until we started working there, in 2015, that we realized it was a name that really captured what the shop was about.
I think the shop itself is really important to the story we tell, and the shop has always been a place to get together and build community.
I believe that in designing a shop, we’re always trying to give something back to the community.
We want to make a place where people can go to talk about a particular idea, a particular project, or even a specific issue.
We think that we are making an impact by supporting designers, designers who are not necessarily women, who are trying to be heard and are giving back to a community that has really struggled with this problem.
When we started the shop in 2014, we had only a small staff.
We had one designer and a few associates who worked as designers.
We were still hiring.
The design shop was one of the first businesses to have a full-time, part-time employee.
I started out working at an agency and was on the payroll, but in the fall of 2014, I had to go on leave.
I had just finished my master’s degree in public health, and as a public health graduate, I knew I wanted my next step to be working for a nonprofit.
I also knew that I needed to work full-year at the shop to support myself financially.
I felt like I had no choice.
The work was tough, and we struggled to keep up with the changing needs of the industry.
One of the challenges we faced was keeping the shop running, because we were operating on a shoestring budget.
It took us a few months to find a new owner and hire a new manager, and it was also hard to keep a staff together during these difficult times.
I learned a lot about the design industry during this time, and was able to understand that design is not about the price tag.
It’s about creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and supported.
Design is a collaborative art form, where ideas come from everyone.
It is about having open, honest conversations, where we talk about how we see