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The show must go on

January 29, 2014


In the 5 and a half years since we started çöp(m)adam, we have had more than 350 women working with us in different capacities. Some have stayed, and form a core group, that is comprised of an energy and dedication that I could not have envisioned. Others have moved on, for any number of reasons: […]

The surrealism of potatoes and spinach

November 27, 2011


Even though I’ve never auditioned, often I feel my life is a bit role in a Fellini film. Then again, perhaps everyone feels they live on the edge between reality and the surreal. I get frustrated when others impose their values and expectations on me; and yet, I find that I too am guilty of […]

It comes down to sheep and cats…

November 4, 2011


I’m going to let you in on a secret, but you have to promise not to tell anyone. Here goes: you know those little pieces of paper that come with all our items, the ones with our philosophy and the name of the woman who made the piece? Well, if yours reads ‘Ajda K,’ that […]

Thinking locally, acting locally – or The impact of cattle rustlers

September 14, 2011


There are many layers to our cop(m)adam endeavor, from the very local to the very corporate. As of now, we see them all necessary to move forward. The corporate and ‘good connections’ levels are essential to generate revenue, while the local level is essential for the work but also for what it is that we […]