Support and create space for small, women-owned businesses! Check out this creative space in DC doing a great job supporting local and diverse markets: www.monroestreetmarket.com/arts/. I am a particular huge fan of the woman-owned business there: Stitch & Rivet (www.shopstitchandrivet.com). She started her small business at the local weekend flea market in the neighborhood and then was able, with financial support from the market organization, to move into a studio/retail space. Now she just upgraded to one of their larger studio spaces! Shopping local and supporting local is so important and it would be great if we had more creative spaces to do that in our neighborhood!