‘As a Black Creator, I've Had to Take Whatever I Can Get'

With increased sales in the last year, Chicago-based Lingua Nigra founder and designer Alicia Goodwin hopes to move into a bigger space and expand her team to increase jewelry production. Being a Black, female-owned business, Lingua Nigra was in high demand as a social justice movement saw many around the country seeking to elevate and support Black-owned businesses. But she says not much else has changed. “I don’t see that much of a change. I still see hesitancy from bigger brands purchasing my stuff,” Goodwin said.