feature: “i celebrate strong women with my headwrap line fanm djanm”

April 25, 2014

My name is Paola, and I am a lifestyle blogger based in NYC. I’m originally from Haiti, and I write about everything NYC related. I also love to share some of my Haitian heritage with my followers because to me where I’m from really matters and is a very important part of my story. I recently started a headwrap line called, “Fanm Djanm”. In my language, it means “Strong Woman.”
I’m starting with the headwrap because:
– In my culture, women who tie their hair are considered uneducated or poor.
– Headwraps are my wardrobe staple.
– Headwraps are not only beautiful, but they’re simple, and make every lady look regal (in my opinion).

By Paola Mathé, AFROPUNK Contributor *

Fanm Djanm will be more just than headwraps. The whole movement is to inspire and to empower women around the world to take chances. I hope to expand to Haiti and open some job opportunities for women who need them. I also hope to collaborate with an organization that helps or works with oppressed women around the world. Besides, I supports and am open to the idea of collaborating with other women-owned businesses. It’s all about rising together.
The line is available at

* Paola Mathé’s blog: