Posted on February 25 2019
MAKER MONDAY!!! This week we are very happy to introduce Kisa Williams of Kisa Kisa Handbags! This wonderfully talented soul had dreams of becoming a ballerina as a child, but not necessarily because she enjoyed dancing but rather she admired the beautiful and ornate outfits they wore. However, having a disease that causes severe pain in her joints, that early career plan was not an option.
Kisa was born with Sickle Cell Anemia, an inherited disorder of the red blood cells. Growing up with the disease was difficult, simple things like playing outside with her friends sometimes caused severe pain. Her parents decided to give her alternatives to physical activities. "My mom made sure I had every colored pencil, every marker, every type of construction paper and paint."
Designing ballerina clothes was her first sign of being a fashion designer. But she also would sit in her mom's closet and rearrange her handbags and play dress up with them; that is where her love of handbags was born.
Today she designs handbags that are unique and different, just like her. When you purchase a KisaKisa handbag a portion of the sales will be donated to The Sickle Cell Association of Texas.