Made In West Oakland: Candase Chambers Stars In An Instagram-Based Uprising

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

“Made In West ” (or #MadeInWest) is a series of posts this blogger happened upon during a random search under # on Instagram. The Featured Photo in this post is of Candase Chambers, who says via her Instagram profile that’s she’s a “digital content manager by day” and co-founder (with her sister Ashley) of B A Y B E L L E, a “a fashion-forward, sexy collection for women.” But I digress.

There is no website for “Made In West ” (yet) – it just seems to have started by painted words “Made In West ” on a building that seems to be owned by Elevator Works the co-working company, and then a few like Candase (who appears to live in Los Angeles) appeared in posts, and then has slowly grown, post by post, into a micro-movement. A small way of affirming a kind of West culture.

Only an outsider would write that there are many s, but the truth is, ’s a small town that has been divided by the Internet. Maybe the Internet can be used to fuse back together? That’s for another time – et’s look at more of the #MadeInWest posts (And maybe someone can explain what’s going on – and why I don’t see Stomper, eh Dave Kaval?)

This should be in more places than just Instagram. Otherwise, “Made In West ” will suffer the fate of political campaigns that think they’re alive because they’re on Twitter. They’re going nowhere, fast – unless they become a social media trend. Can “Made In West ” be made to trend?

“Made In West ” On Instagram

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Stay tuned.


By Zennie Abraham

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