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Anita Sanchez is a Texas born and raised Latina who lives and works within the Oak Cliff community. Anita considers herself an ‘arts-and-craftivist’ and finds happiness and purpose through expression in many different forms of art. At an early age, Anita began writing poetry and would go on to host poetry nights at the public library and continues to write and participate in open mics.

Anita owns a small jewelry business that began in the early 2000’s. She designs and handcrafts jewelry focusing on upcycled, repurposed, fun and kitschy statement pieces under the name Anne’s Disasters and currently sells her creations at local events as well as on her social media platforms.

Anita is the creator and organizer of Hecho Con Amor, which translates to ‘Made With Love’. Hecho Con Amor is an Oak Cliff based entity that curates and promotes reoccurring pop-up vendor markets and events. Hecho Con Amor offers a platform for small and local vendors and businesses to showcase their work, nourish the lines of communication with the community and also to strengthen financial stability through selling their goods while networking with other vendors. Currently these events are held at the long time Oak Cliff neighborhood staple, Maroches Bakery off W. Davis St. Hecho Con Amor celebrated it’s one-year birthday/anniversary in August.

Anita is an avid reader who loves animals, her army of nieces and nephews, glitter, and making stuff. She currently lives with her dog, Roxy, who can be spotted with her at most events, in her apartment that is located in a creepy old house built in 1912 in the historic block of Kings Hwy in Oak Cliff. 

Site Location: Maroches Bakery