In Celebration of Latinx Heritage Month

We are highlighting Fanny, one of our favorite Latinx content creators.


Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to start your vintage shop?

Hola! My name is Estefania, but most people know me as Fanny, or my IG handle, @fannykahlo. I was raised in Morelia, Michoacán in México then moved back to the USA.

I am a thirty-one year old queer Latinx woman, who has been living in San Francisco for the past 13 years.I also curate and run an online vintage shop, Ojoxojoshop, that I started as a way of letting go of items that I no longer wore.


Can you tell us about the history behind OjoxOjo?

Ojoxojoshop was truly inspired by the power of community. What started off as a way of me letting go of items I no longer wore really manifested in a community.

Ojoxojoshop is an LGBTQI-owned business. I hand select all the pieces, curate, and run the shop.

Through the shop, I aim to celebrate the many spectrums that make up our diversity as I like to views my pieces as genderqueer. My eye tends to gravitate towards bold colors and prints pieces that bring comfort and shape to my audience. I use the shop to bring light to the intersectionality of clothing and community building and shine a light on up and coming artists like herself.


Outside of thrifting, what is keeping you grounded and interested currently?

I started the practice of meditating about two years ago, and truly don’t know where my mental health would be right now without it.

I enjoy slower things in life, I love to wake up very early, to take time to write, drink coffee, get lost with overanalyzing songs and their lyrics.

As a people pleaser and someone who always said yes to everything and everyone, I am learning to rest, and to say no to things that don’t make my body and mind feel fulfilled and taken care of.

How does living in San Francisco specifically inspire what you do and keep you connected to your culture?

San Francisco has changed drastically since I moved here, the people who really inspired me when I moved here have all moved away, which has been difficult but also motivating to continue to be my own source of inspiration.

I love to support Latinx-owned shops in the city and I am always searching for restaurants, coffee shops that make me feel connected to my culture. I am very lucky to live in a neighborhood that still hasn’t been heavily affected by gentrification, which also helps me stay connected with stepping outside of my neighborhood and supporting smaller businesses that have been more affected.

I am constantly checking myself and my abilities to learn and grow for myself and for others who may not have the same privilege. Doing so really motivates me to continue to push others to do the same.


What are your favorite places or things to do in Mexico?

I love to eat! I love to explore fine dining as well as street food. I love to walk around and hear my native tongue and feel connected to people here speaking my same language.

I love to sightsee the vibrant colors of the city and to pay respect to all the hard workers who keep this place moving.

It’s very bittersweet to visit Mexico, as I previously said I was raised in Mexico but left at a younger age. Coming back always feels very nostalgic for me with the constant flux of emotions on where I feel the most like myself, what feels more like home.

What do you wish you could have told your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to learn how to be patient, to practice letting go of attachment and outcomes. I would tell her that she is loved, and she is worth genuine care.

September 16, 2021
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