Hi all!

My name is Yetunde Rodriguez, and I am the blogger behind AfroMartha. I am an artist, designer, wife and mom of 3.

I like to call myself a “Multipotentialite”, which is someone who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life. This blog is an attempt (sometimes successful, sometimes not) to document these interests. My range of interests include, but are not limited to:

Art & Design

DIY anything

Woodworking/Building Stuff

Home Improvement

Home Decor


Personal Style

World Affairs


…and the list goes and on…

I am also the Chief Designer, CEO, and COO of Yetunde Rodriguez Design where I apply my patterns to any surface I can find: fabric, paper, sometimes wood, and coming soon, Ceramics!

If it can be made, or deconstructed, I will likely find a way. If I don’t know, I will soon find out. I’m just curious like that.

If you have questions, please reach out.

  1. Hi, I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it! Keep doing what you’re doing. I’m getting inspired to create even more (I’m a writer but I love making/repurposing things, too).

  2. WOW! i had no idea that Home Economics was no longer taught in schools!!! truthfully, i did horribly in the class (i used to call it “Home Wreck”), which was required when i was in 7th and 8th grade for all girls (even back then, i thought it was messed up that boys were not required to take Home Ec., and that girls were not required to take shop class) . . . i am *still* probably one of the worst cooks on the planet, (unlike my Mom and Grandma, who were incredibly intuitive, instinctive, talented and creative cooks!) but in retrospect, i am glad and thankful that these creative/do-it-yourself/make-it-yourself skills were taught — scary to think of a whole nation of complacent consumers! . . . THANK YOU and BLESS YOU for putting this important knowledge out there! 🙂

  3. why thank you Katherine! lol@ Home Wreck, that is too funny! I think Home EC and Woodshop should be a requirement for everyone, as part of some sort of ‘self-sufficiency’ program, but then there are companies that capitalize off our ignorance, and (insert sarcasm here) who are we to get in the way of their pursuit of profits.

  4. Do you have Yoruba heritage? I am Anang and Igbo so I’ll be “progressive” lol and say how much I love your name. This looks like a great blog. I too agree that feminism is more than telling women to ‘get out of the home’, lol if a woman WANTS to be there then the feminist response should simply be to make sure she is respected and valued there.

  5. Hi!
    Yes I am of Yoruba heritage. Welcome, fellow Naija. Thank you for visiting my site, and I appreciate your comments!

  6. Great site ! I really dug the handi-craft. A personal touch, your personal touch, can really impact a room. I’m gonna’ have to get a room AfroMarthed in 2012 !

  7. Hi Seko,
    Thanks for stopping by! What makes a room is the the owners personal touch. Everyone has style, even they think they don’t. Let me know when you’re ready to get AfroMartha’d lol!

  8. You are so awesome! I love your mission and your story 🙂
    We got so much in common, it’s crazy. But I’d be more the Germanmartha (and without the criminal background, hahaha!!). So very nice to meet you, glad you left a comment on my blog, it’s always nice to get to know the people who are interested in what I do but stay invisible because they don’t leave a comment or connect otherwise.

    Now heading over to facebook and pinterest (see, I’m stalking you already)

  9. why thank you Franziska! I am happy you stopped by! I am heading over to stalk you now, haha!

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