describing herself as:
rukiya is the owner of culture cloz, a fabulous boutique for women located in pittsburgh, pa. featuring designers & artisans such as jahzara design studio, dope crochet, and rukiya herself, culture cloz is one of pittsburgh’s premier destinations for purchasing globally and locally handcrafted clothing, jewelry, and beauty products. if you happen to visit the birthplace of my favorite playwright, stop by culture cloz and support! pittsburgh isn’t next on your list of travel destinations? no worries-you can shop online!
in this edition of “five on the black hand side,” rukiya shares with us some of her favorites in music, film, literature, art, and (as a seasoned traveler) space
so let’s get connected…
music. “be good" by gregory porter
"his music is contemporary, soulful and brilliant.”
film. requiem for a dream
"the most disturbingly beautiful movie i’ve ever seen, the editing is amazing."
literature. cry, the beloved country by alan paton
"i love the complexity and emotion of this literature."
art. jean-michel basquiat
"i love the honesty in basquiat’s art."
space. negril, jamaica
"i never felt more at home than when i was in jamaica, beautiful people, food, land…
i can’t wait to go back!”…and this concludes “rukiya’s five on the black hand side"…
photo credit: bridgett kay photography llc