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Heyyyyyy I’m Charnae', feel free to call me Char. I'm the Founder and Creative Designer of Recognize A Woman (RAW) Handbags.

After earning a Bachelors in Accounting, an MBA, working for a Big 4 Accounting firm, while also being from a small town in Maryland living in NYC, it may seem as though I have always been living out my dreams. I'm here to tell you NO I WAS NOT!

I did not start living out MY dreams until I started RAW Handbags April 2015. Society tells you, you have to do certain things in order to feel "accomplished" or be secure in life. I'm here to tell you YOU DON'T!!! Forget what "society" says. NEVER stop dreaming, NEVER fall short of your dreams for someone else's or society. Always have a plan A, B & C but it is never too late!


I have always wanted to be a designer since I was a little girl and although I took a different path in college I never lost sight of my passion and dream.


Someday, somehow I woke up last year saying I'm going to make a clutch without any knowledge at all. I was not happy in the world I was in. I hated my 9-5, I hated Audit I despised the culture, I hated Accounting. I felt like I was in a box!! I knew I could no longer do that to myself. 


I can honestly say it's only been a year since I launched RAWH and this has been the best year and best accomplishment yet. If I could do it all over again I would choose my happiness, my passion, my dreams over being financially secure and adhering to societal norms!



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