Arts & Culture

From Mississippi makers to fashion to Southern culture, we explore life in North Mississippi and beyond.

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The Heart Girl: Behind MK Decker Designs

At 23, Mary Kathryn Decker has gained quite the following. Known as “the heart girl,” she sells her pieces all across the U.S., not just in the South. Her pieces are available in local retailers, but can also be seen in homes in New York, Texas and California. Her success? Social media.

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Moonbeams & Fairy Tales & Wind Chimes

Growing up in a family of artists, Batina Elliott remembers music always playing in the background. Eventually, she’d root her business in that memory. Little Wing Pottery’s name is a nod to her parents; and of course, Jimi Hendrix’s popular song (though her father prefers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s cover).

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Earl Dismuke

Earl Dismuke grew up on his parents’ farm in Winona, Mississippi. He always knew what he wanted to be when he grew up, but didn’t know if it could become a reality.

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Kamau Bostic

Kamau Bostic, 25, grew up in a family of artists. He is now a full-time photographer at a Tupelo marketing agency, in addition to his personal photography business.

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