Tropical Jawn is a women-led collective that connects and celebrates New York's diverse black diaspora through creative collaboration and cultural entrepreneurship. Merging culture with commerce, Tropical Jawn creates cross-cultural experiences that impact artists and micro-entrepreneurs towards the growth and empowerment of the community
Tropical Jawn creates social environments where shared heritage is celebrated through curated events. We frequently collaborate with New York City’s young creative community in the art, music, fashion, food and film industries with the dual aim of introducing talent to a wider audience and fostering a dynamic network of like-minded individuals.
Tropical Jawn was founded in 2017 by seven black women of South African and American descent. In the current political climate, we believe that it is imperative to champion social justice, catalyze social development, and celebrate our beauty, power and resilience through it all.