I’m honored to be a Woman Making History


Secession Art & Design is a woman-owned gallery and boutique. My strength comes from the women in my family. My grandmother owned a retail store in South Philadelphia for forty years. My mom has been a full time artist since the day I was born. I have always been an entrepreneur, working as a poet, activist, jewelry maker, early childhood teacher, and now a gallery owner.

I moved to San Francisco in my early twenties to a room on Mission Street with a view of El Rio and Roccapulco. For twenty years, Mission Street has always called me home. Secession opened in 2007 and is dedicated to our 60+ artists.

On Tuesday, I was honored to accept a Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors for Women’s History Month, along with several other civic awards. District 9 Supervisor Hilary Ronen nominated me for being a community leader, for the work I passionately do in Mission Bernal. This was a moment I will never forget, and it will continue to be with me as I keep pushing to make our stretch of Mission vibrant, accessible, and thriving.

Thank you to District 9 Supervisor Hilary Ronen for being a strong woman in local politics and nominating me for this award. Thank you to all the women business owners on Mission Street who proudly show up everyday.

You Rock!
XO Eden

Rocking the 94110 dress with Hilary Ronen. Mission Local wrote up a great article about the award and the work I’ve been doing for the neighborhood.