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Boricua, born and raised in NorthEast Los Angeles. Artist, mother, dancer, designer, activist.

Creator of the ORIGINAL HAND WRAPPED BAMBOO DOORKNOCKRS!

Nena Soul Fly, is the artistic vision of Boriquen American Tanya Melendez. Founded in 2005. Inspired by her ancestors, the styles of the “Around The Way Girls of Nueva York” and the cultural pride and eye shadow of the cholas of Cali, Nena Soul Fly combines the flyness of urban ladies with the soul of Afrikan and indigenous women around the globe, creating her own line of women’s accessories and clothing. Working with hand selected one of a kind textiles from Nigerian ankara, Ghanaian kente and Indian silks, cowrie shells, feathers and bamboo style earrings, Nena Soul Fly infuses affordable jewelry with cultural meaning and symbols of her ancestors. These contrasting elements of traditional handmade and everyday…

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  • Born on June 15
  • Joined July 18, 2008

Favorite materials

Sewing Machine, Textiles

About

Boricua, born and raised in NorthEast Los Angeles. Artist, mother, dancer, designer, activist.

Creator of the ORIGINAL HAND WRAPPED BAMBOO DOORKNOCKRS!

Nena Soul Fly, is the artistic vision of Boriquen American Tanya Melendez. Founded in 2005. Inspired by her ancestors, the styles of the “Around The Way Girls of Nueva York” and the cultural pride and eye shadow of the cholas of Cali, Nena Soul Fly combines the flyness of urban ladies with the soul of Afrikan and indigenous women around the globe, creating her own line of women’s accessories and clothing. Working with hand selected one of a kind textiles from Nigerian ankara, Ghanaian kente and Indian silks, cowrie shells, feathers and bamboo style earrings, Nena Soul Fly infuses affordable jewelry with cultural meaning and symbols of her ancestors. These contrasting elements of traditional handmade and everyday urban has evolved into her signature work. Drawing from her unique experience as artist, designer and community activist has also informed Nena’s decision to produce and sell her work locally and independently.


Nena: (nay’-nah): Spanish for young girl or baby girl

Soul: A soul is the incorporeal essence of a person or living thing.[1] Many philosophical and spiritual systems teach humans are souls; some attribute souls to all living things and even inanimate objects (such as rivers); this belief is commonly called animism.[2] The soul is often believed to exit the body and live on after a person’s death, and some religions posit that God creates souls. The soul has often been deemed integral or essential to consciousness and personality, and may be synonymous with spirit, mind or self.

Fly: (Flight to take flight) is the process by which an object moves either through the air, or movement beyond earth's atmosphere

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