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When Life Gives You Lemons founder Dunja Relić on helping first-generation immigrant girls make their own lemonade

By Monica Athnasious

Jun 17, 2021

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We’ve all heard the common saying ‘when life gives you lemons make lemonade’ at least once in our lives and usually we give it no more than a shrug. I mean, we’ve heard it all before right? In the past few years, there’s been a powerful shift in the phrase. Lemonade isn’t just a drink anymore it seems, it’s become more than that. It’s become a symbol. But a symbol of what? A notable example is that of Beyoncé’s revolutionary 2016 album Lemonade; a watershed moment in the discussion of intersectionality, femininity and the struggles in womanhood—specifically for black women. It also gave way for an iconic new motif against misogyny: the lemon. This humble little citrus fruit has, in many ways, become a signal of overcoming the systemic obstacles that can stand in the way of many minority groups. Serbian-born activist and aspiring lawyer Dunja Relić is no stranger to this symbolism. The fight for women’s rights is literally plastered all over her resume. Relić has been a Youth Ambassador for the National Council of Women in Great Britain (NCWGB) for the past four years and even represented the organisation at the United Nations (UN) in New York in 2017. In 2015, she was one of two delegates to represent the UK in Australia for the 7th Commonwealth Youth Parliament—tasked with analysing and critiquing a charter on a human rights bill. Wow, right? Well, there’s honestly heaps more. Her LinkedIn profile puts mine to shame. Funnily enough, that’s one of the areas she has helped other first-generation immigrant women and girls with. With nearly a decade of incredible political and volunteer experience under her belt, Relić sat down with us at Screen Shot Pro to discuss her own lemonade recipe.

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A patchwork of cultures and influences can land you a job at Depop, Kelliesha White explains

By Alma Fabiani

Jun 2, 2021

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The rising popularity of peer-to-peer social shopping has spawned an army of platforms that are giving top-rated e-commerce websites and marketplaces a run for their money. Among the likes of Vinted and Vestiaire Collective is London-founded Depop, the go-to app for gen Zers looking to post and sell (mainly resell) items to their followers through carefully curated social feeds. Here at Screen Shot Pro, we previously had the chance to speak to Depop top sellers Sooki Sooki Vintage and Mini’s World who shared their best advice on how to curate your own independent shop on the app. But because we know Pro members want more insight into what actually happens behind the scenes, we turned to Kelliesha White, Depop’s global brand and cultural impact manager, to find out a bit more about what it takes to get a job at one of the biggest community-driven marketplaces empowering the next generation to transform fashion. So, what does Depop look for in its employees? White shares it all.

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