For about 30 years I have worked professionally in the world of international development and humanitarian response. Over those years the whole world of social media emerged and now everyone hears about everything right away. Even so, I managed to avoid tweets and blogs and interviews and some such. It just wasn't my comfort zone. The only thing I joined right away was Pinterest because of the ideas and images. It was a perfect place to nurture my creative side. For all these years I have also been a textile designer and artist, printing by hand using silk screens and dyes. It was a big leap to take the fork in the road and make my pattern ideas into a business. It's also a big leap to start blowing my horn. It's time to talk about Trekatte though. I will always be involved in humanitarian work and social change, and I will always be a designer.