Born in the Red Hills of St Andrew in Jamaica, Trudi left everything she knew to move to the United States at age 16. Now based in Atlanta, Trudi is an illustrator and designer, specializing in detailed illustrations that celebrate feminine energy and botanical elements.
The longer I sat on it, the more the name felt like the perfect fit for the feeling I hoped our customers would have when they wore our scrunchies—like they were a part of something bigger. Sometimes people ask me “how do I become a part of The Scrunchie Club?” And if you’re asking, the answer is simple: you already are!
"You don’t have to be positive all the time - you have to be realistic. I try to give myself that kindness - everything isn’t going to be sunshine and rainbows all the time. Especially for me, as a Black woman - I don’t want to make myself feel like I can’t be the person I want to be because of the color of my skin."
"I just remember that feeling and I know that there are so many girls and women in poverty that experience the same shame and lack of access to hygiene products and miss school for it, or working opportunities. It’s something men don’t understand and will never experience, yet they continue to tax hygiene products for additional profits, making them less affordable to young and impoverished females."
"Things are always busy and always changing, and it’s really exciting. NEDA is proud to be a thought leader in the eating disorders and weight stigma/discrimination spaces. Eating disorders don’t discriminate, and therefore our community is very diverse, and we want to celebrate and acknowledge all different types of people and body sizes."