Are you a girl who likes to rock a headcovering, but is unsatisfied with those flimsy little white things at the door of the shul that look like Thanksgiving turkey decorations? Are you not quite ready to part with your luxurious locks for a wig? Jealous of your man and his hot hot kippah, but cognizant of the fact that traditional kippot look about as cool on women as sandals with black socks look on men?
Well then. Worry no more, my funky Semitic sistahs, because Rina Baraz and Diaspora Girl are here for you, bringing an estrogenated revolution to the world of Jewish headwear.
Company owner, Rina Baraz, has created Diaspora Girl (www.diasporagirl.com) to fill the spiritual needs of Jewish females without offending their sense of style.
Now, a woman can daven in a kippah that is expressly tailored to her individual taste. Now, a Bat Mitzvah can stand at the bimah with the congregation wondering where she got her cute, funky kippah.
The twelve kippot currently being offered by Diaspora Girl are so hip, she can wear hers while she hangs out with friends or is whisked away on a romantic evening with her special beau!
Young mothers, ladies and Bat Mitzvahs now have a choice. They donâ€™t have to pin a little doilie to their heads any longer. No need to try and squeeze into a fashion created for the opposite sex. Now they have their own line of kippot dedicated to preserving their style while they express their spirit.
I have to admit, the kippot are pretty cool in a Bat Ayin meets Trenchtown meets LL Cool J kind of way. But why Diaspora Girl?
What is a Diaspora?
This is a group of people who refuse to conform to the mainstream. They have their own thing going on.
I thought the Diaspora was the Jewish world outside of Israel, and in fact one of its biggest problems was that Jews in it were far too eager to conform to the mainstream. But I could be wrong. So who’s a Diaspora Girl, then? Well, among other things…
[The Diaspora Girl] knows that the world doesn’t revolve around her but she knows how to make it go ’round.
She acknowledges she isn’t the most powerful thing in the universe but she’s still a powerhouse.
This makes sense, of course, because the Israeli Girl, in contrast, is absolutely convinced that the world revolves around her and that she is the most powerful thing in the universe.
So kol ha-kavod to Diaspora Girl for prosifunkstifying up the shul a little. And keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming line of tie-dyed, distressed tallitot and rainbow-colored tefillin.
Um, I hope.