[Iamthenublack] Sarah Williams of Free Peoples Rebellion // Jewellry + Accessories Designer





Introduce yourself 

My name is Sarah Williams and I am the creator and sweat shop laborer of jewelry and accessories line, Free Peoples Rebellion. I created Free Peoples Rebellion in 2008 after garnering positive responses to accessories I created for myself using African fabric my grandmother brought back from Liberia.

Free Peoples Rebellion is a modern and spirited line focused on incorporating African aesthetic in everyday wear through accessories. Free Peoples Rebellion looks to find innovative ways to use African fabric in each of its handmade items. The name Free Peoples Rebellion pays homage to the history of Liberia, which was founded and colonized by freed slaves in America who wanted to move back to Africa. It also describes my customer as well, someone who has a rebellious fashion sense and the free will to choose to make a difference. Partial proceeds from the accessory line are donated to youth organizations in Liberia. I am also a costume designer.


Favourite song lyric

“In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be.”

– Cinderella (Brandy Norwood circa 1997)


I’m inspired by

My heritage. Great music. Other artists.


My icons past/present

Jesus Christ (the most iconic hipster of them all)


Thenublack philosophy

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star”

– Nietzsche



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