Newsletter Vol 2 No 5

BIPOC Women and Non-Binary Entrepreneurs

This month, we’re focusing on BIPOC Women and Non-Binary Entrepreneurs in Vermont!

There are lots of incredible entrepreneurs carving their own paths and creating the businesses of their dreams, right here in Vermont. Looking for additions to your jewelry collection? Browse the online shop at Soul Simone. Purchasing wine for an upcoming gather? Wilder Wines offers organic wines at the storefront off of Church St. In need of gifts for friends and family? Try The Sugah Fund‘s cozy crocheted pieces. Need to update your headshot or branding? Schedule a photoshoot with the talented Isora Lithgow Creations. Find all of these BIPOC Women-Owned businesses, and more, at our BIPOC Business Directory here.

In this month’s newsletter, we’re featuring Ferene Paris Meyer, Entrepreneur and Storyteller of All Heart Inspirations. She amazingly led our Storytelling with Women and Non-Binary Entrepreneurs event yesterday at Salt & Bubbles Wine Bar and Market. It was a fantastic turnout! Thank you to all who attended and made it such a success. 

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Ferene Paris Meyer

Ferene Paris Meyer has lived in Vermont for 10 years now, first as a professional in higher education, and now as an entrepreneur and storyteller behind her business, All Heart Inspirations. As far as what she loves most about running her own business, she says, “I love more than anything that I get paid to to be unapologetic about my truths about our lived experiences of marginalized stories. All Heart is meant to be very fluid…to hopefully inspire folks to either attend to themselves more or attend to each other.” Ferene speaks at length with us on what it means to be a Black woman in Vermont, what she wishes others knew about living here, and how the community can better uplift BIPOC business.

Read the rest of our interview with Ferene Paris Meyer here.

Find all the ways to connect with Ferene below!

Resources & Updates


FREE Covid-19 Test Kits and Masks
Head to the Richard Kemp Center every Wednesday and Friday to pick up masks and test kits from 3pm-5pm. Located at 372 N Winooski Ave. in Burlington.
Find more info here.

VT Educators of Color Retreat
The VT Educators of Color Association is creating a space to gather, connect, and heal! The retreat is from Friday May 20th  21st at Common Ground Center in Starksboro. 
Find all the info at this link.


If you’re a BIPOC Business Owner, VT PoC wants to hear from YOU!
Help VT PoC assess what BIPOC business owners need, as part of the Community Navigator Pilot Program, to make businesses thrive. We also welcome you to participate in a BIPOC Listening Session to make your voice heard.
Take the survey here.

Become a member of VT PoC!
Get the latest updates and news from VT PoC! If you haven’t yet completed our Membership Form, use the link below! 
Click here to complete the form.

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