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Oral History Interview with Humayra Bobby, Jahura Hobby, Tahura Holly, and Shakira Khanam

Humayra Bobby, Jahura Hobby, Tahura Holly, are sisters who created their own businesses: skincare, professional makeup services and jewelry to provide community based needs. Their sister Shakira Khanam helps all the businesses. Their father Rezaul Karim is an entrepreneur who opened his own stores in the early 2000s. Humayra, Jahura, Tahura and Shakira say they were inspired by their own needs, and the chance to give back to a community they grew up in. They are metro Detroit's Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs. Humayra Bobby launched Boubí Skin in 2019, Jahura Hobby is the owner of JHobby Makeup Studio who started freelancing makeup services a decade ago, and Tahura Holly is the owner of Festive Essentials. Holly opened her business in 2018, handpicking jewelry from India where she lives and selling it in Hamtramck, and other cities across the U.S.

Duration: 01:12:21

Date: January 2021
Subject(s): Humayra Bobby, Jahura Hobby, Tahura Holly, Shakira Khanam
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nargis Rahman
Location: Detroit, MI

Collection: Nargis Rahman Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-18 (created); 2021-12-08 (modified)

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