Brandy Alia–Serikaku

Designer; Hula Dancer

Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island

A native Hawaiian hula dancer, surfer, artist, designer, and advocate for ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (spoken Hawaiian language), Brandy is admittedly and proudly a product of her home, the ‘āina, the generations of her family, and her extended ‘ohana that have come before. For Brandy, living aloha is the foundation of her perspective and life’s work. “I want everyone to have this lifestyle, being conscious and thinking about every action we do and how that affects the next generation and honors our kūpuna. Hawai‘i is so unique, but you can still have that intent and lifestyle at home, wherever that is, and that connection should be important because it’s feeding you, spiritually, mentally, and physically.”