The word Kayamai in ancient Tamil literature means lowness, spiteful, vengeful. The word so old, encompasses the plight of women and other marginalized communities in today’s time so well thus the name and it aims to be the voice of the unheard. It started as simple scribbles behind a mathematics notebook and now the vision has grown into a platform that breaks the glass ceilings to discuss things that are a taboo via art and heal the human mind with art as a medium. KAYAMAI IS YOU! KAYAMAI IS US! Kayamai is made up of the rebels who do not play by the rules but fight everyday for a just society.
INTERVIEWING THE LADIES
Who is in the your team ?
Aadhi - designer. Jude , sajan - fabricators. Amashi, dharini - website content writing
Location; where are you based in?
Do you remember the first thing you made?
Doodle, self representation, I loveeeee to paint
What were you before you became a maker?
An architect, interior designer, and an art director
What inspires your work?
Everything, universe , mostly woman, interpretation, kali etc etc
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A kaymai tee and a tote
If you could learn a new skill what would it be?
What do you do to overcome lockdown blues?
Don't even ask
How has the pandemic affected your business?
No pop ups and physical exhibitions. Online business and ads.
Are you interested in any collaborative design work with crafts women in the south?
Absolutely love interacting and meeting new people.
Are you interested in becoming a design mentor to artistically inclined aunties in the south?
Yes 10000000 percent.
What gives you Hope?
Life, experiences, universe, sometimes people
What are your hopes for the future of your brand?
Expand on the line of sustainable artistic clothing, work with kids, and start a coworking space, which allows teaching too.
Any advice for other Boss Ladies like yourself?
Be open to learning.
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