Co-founder of: Beading Hearts | YWLC 18′, Intern 19′ &’20
My name is Ziana Ukani and I am currently a high school senior at The Awty International School in Houston. Recently, my friend Tess Harmon and I co-founded an organization called Beading Hearts. We make and sell gorgeous handmade beaded jewelry on Instagram (@BeadingHearts21) and 100% of the profits go to women’s organizations of the buyer’s choice, including The Pangea Network, The National Women’s Law Center, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, Girls Not Brides, the Campaign for Girls Education in Africa, and Days for Girls International. We started this because of the pandemic; women both locally and around the world need more support than ever. Domestic violence cases rose, employment rates dropped, and women have even less access to education and other resources than they did before. We’d love for you to check out our page and purchase anything you like! Supporting women, one bead at a time.