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If there were a theme song for the Uptown Underground Market it would be Aretha Franklin’s “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves.” 

Far too often we spend so much of our time and energy waiting for someone else to help us out, to put us on, not considering the power we have ourselves. 

The Uptown Underground Market is a collective of creative Black women who are trying to use our power and influence to empower other Black artisans, authors, designers, and entrepreneurs. 

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

-Madam CJ Walker

Uptown Girls

Meet the founders of Uptown Underground Market, Andrea Reed, a jewelry maker, Vanessa Wells, a graphic designer, and Veronica Wells-Puoane, an author. 

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"Thank you so much allowing me to be a part of UUM again this year! The energy was fantastic and I truly enjoyed my time! Keep up the amazing work!"

- Angela Hadl, Official BB Bombs

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