Anonymous asked: are you any part native or do you honestly think it is okay to sell dream catchers and profit off the exploitation of a culture that doesn't belong to you?
Hi. I don’t love negative messages like this, but to answer your question, yes. My paternal grandfather is 100% Cherokee and I grew up going to the farm he lived on as a young child and that is when I learned to web and learned about my Native ancestry and their culture. I’ve made dreamcatchers my whole life and really connect to the art and history of them. I don’t have a business selling dreamcatchers, but it is something I love and love to share with others occasionally—though, I usually just make them as gifts. If you’ve been following me or my work at all, you’d know that “Wadulisi” actually means “bee” in Cherokee and this is my way to connect to my roots and family who are no longer with me.