There is an update to our Community Efforts page on the website. We want you to be fully aware of the values and intentions of Ardent Market as we pledge to drive more impact in our personal lives and business practices.
We do not just stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities. We stand for actionable change, especially in the small business scope. Because we take our community very seriously— We take humanity seriously.
We have some immediate and long-term strategies to navigate, but the page update outlines how we have taken some action steps.
This time at home, preparing to wrap up Ardent Market's first year and navigating the stillness in this pandemic, I've spent a lot of time in my rearview mirror. Thinking about the road already traveled and taking a look back at where it all began, literally on a highway three years ago.
Ardent Market began from wild, intuitive, epiphanies. Out of an impulse to see, explore, connect, I found a way to visualize, share, and build. It's part of AM history to take to the road in discovery and exploration, just to see what could happen... I'm so grateful for the road we've covered together, and I'm so looking forward to the miles ahead, uncharted, with a full tank.
Quarantine is turning me into a hobbyist, and I'm not entirely mad about it. I slowly realized that I didn't need more time (once I was gifted with it); I just needed more discipline— more of an understanding of how my time is spent. This investigation lead to an overwhelming shift in priorities. I crave using my time to be BAD at something. If there...