Initiative Update

New Year, New Normal?

Estar
Posted January 23, 2021 from Uganda

All around the world, people spent most of last year adjusting to the "new normal". Working from home, using online tools for their businesses, Zoom calls, the list is endless.

The team at Big Box was not exempted from this as we had to do most of the platform developments remotely through WhatsApp and emails. Coordinating artisans, merchandise, shoots and deliveries was hard but we powered through just like everybody else.

As we start the new year, I don't think the new normal is new anymore, it's part of us now and thus, the team at Big Box is embracing stories of power and resilience as a priority in 2021. How are our artisans taking charge of this "now normal" situation and continuing to pursue excellence in whatever they are doing? As a brand, we want to share that, how people are rising up and moving on. 

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Jill Langhus
Jan 23
Jan 23

Hello Estar,

How are you doing? That's a great idea. Where are you finding artisans to highlight? Will you be sharing their stories on your website, blog, or other? Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Susu Mohamed
Jan 23
Jan 23

Dear Estar,

very good artisans i liked it we cant see your friend's i wish to show us more its funny thank you for sharing us.
Best regards,
susu

Regina Afanwi Young
Jan 23
Jan 23

Hello Estar, how are you doing dear?. Beautiful Artisans you have got there.
You are right about many people spending last year to adjust to the new normal.
I do admire you determination and unstoppable nature in your career dear. Keep it up.
Please take care and keep safe

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 23
Jan 23

Congratulations on this site, artists pulling together. Your photo speaks volumes about your talent. All the best with success. I hope that through these times we find a way to a very different world society. Artists have always led the way.

Estar
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hi Tamarack, Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. It has been quite a lot getting through the times but we are slowly moving one step at a time.

Nini Mappo
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hello Ester,
It is always lovely to read from you, and what lovely art you reflect in this image, of the makers and their products! Kudos girl and the Big Box team!

Estar
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hi Nini,
Thank you so much. I appreciate the positive feedback.

Hello, Estar,

I have been wondering how are you and Big Box doing. So happy to read this update from you. Kudos for rising up amidst the challenging 2020. You are indeed powerful and resilient! Looking forward to reading developments from Big Box! And from your personal journey, too.

Estar
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hi Karen,
Thank you for being an encourager and for always checking in. Big Box is doing good. Thank you so much and I wish you all the best as well.

You're welcome, dear. I'm proud of you!