Sekou Writes Collection



Randomly, I started making bracelets in 2016. For each item I sell, I donate 10% to the unhoused community. So, how did I end up making bracelets? It’s a long story, lol.

As an occasional automotive journalist, I sometimes write car reviews. While filming a test drive car review in Nashville, my passenger and I were accosted by two white men.

Because of this unpleasant interaction, our video ended up being more about racism than the car we were test-driving. Later, it became a bona fide documentary short film and was accepted into several film festivals. Eventually, I started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to turn that short video into a full-length documentary film. I also made a deal with Industry Rules to create bracelets that would raise money and awareness for the project. Later, to reduce my overhead, I learned how to make the bracelets myself. Once I did, people started asking me to make custom bracelets.

Initially, I said, “Uh … heck no, I’m a writer.” But people kept asking. After a while, I finally gave in.

Since it originally began as a way to fund my social justice project, I decided to keep using my new jewelry platform as a vehicle for social impact.

That said, 10% of the purchase price of each item is donated to a nonprofit working in the space of helping the unhoused community. I’m enjoying this new and unexpected journey. Hope you’ll join me by wearing one of my signature pieces.


You can also shop at Etsy.