Nominate A Name

At Modern Citizen, community is truly at the heart of our brand and business.
Every product in our collection is named in honor of a woman we love and admire —
and now, we’re excited to learn more about women in your life that inspire you.

Nominate an extraordinary woman and share her story with us below.

Meet the Nominees

The Julissa Jumpsuit

Julissa is a long-time friend with a warm, kind soul. She’s truly an inspiration. A couple years ago, she took a leap of faith and quit her corporate job to venture out on her own. She founded Rizo’s Curls, a hairline for curly-haired women. Through Rizo’s, she’s created jobs for her family and friends, and has influenced thousands of women in the Latina community who’ve historically struggled to find products suitable for their hair. Despite her success, she still remains humble. I’ve admired her growth and hard work all these years!!
Cassie, friend

The Lovie Blouse

Lovie was my grandmother, an incredibly creative and innovative woman. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I know of her talents because of all the beautiful creations she left behind. She passed on her imaginative spirit to her five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a spirit that has become synonymous with her very name — we now all call creative souls ‘Lovies’ :)
Kelle, granddaughter

The Marjorie Sweater

Marjorie was a feisty Dutch woman who endured and triumphed through more than most people will in ten lifetimes. She faced hardship after hardship with grace. Not one for complaining, she made the most of each and every day. Today, we remember her for her wit and streaks of mischief. She was a blessing to know, and it’s a tremendous honor to be her granddaughter.
Nicole, granddaughter

The Maggie Blouse

Maggie: inspiring, amazing,
resilient and the best mother!
Vivienne, daughter

The Hope Dress

Hope, my mother, is an inspiration. She has a PhD, two MA degrees, several books published, three kids, one husband and one dog. She has lived in three countries, she speaks four languages, and she is completely self made.

The Esther Sweater Dress

Esther was a strong-willed, independent thinker who was never concerned with what others might think. In fact, her great-nephew nicknamed her, ‘Cool-Ass Auntie E’!
Lyn, daughter

The Semra Trousers

Semra, my lovely grandma, was from a small village located in Malatya, Turkey. As a middle schooler, she was betrothed to a fifty year old man, however, she ran away to study as an independent high school student. She went on to place fourth in the entire Turkish national university exams, which landed her in the best medical school in Turkey. From there, she finished medical school as a valedictorian, and became one of the few women doctors in Zeynep Kamil Women's Health Hospital. In a few years, she became the chief of surgery, the only women chief of surgery yet in Turkey.
Ayda, granddaughter

The Lynn Tee

Lynn is an extraordinary woman who continually inspires me. She served on the mission field in Mexico for 10 years, raised two well-rounded daughters, received a doctorate in psychology, and now works to help young women through various disorders. Despite hardship and setbacks, Lynn has continued to serve as a positive role model for those who know her.
Leslie, friend

The Amanda Trousers

Amanda is an inspiration to me because of her adventurous spirit. Though she grew up in San Francisco, her thirst for culture and adventure was beyond the City. This spirit has lead Amanda to climb Greek island peaks, drive through the beautiful hills of Scotland, barter with local tagine makers in Morocco, and hike up Vulcano off the coast of Sicily to see a breathtaking sunrise. I don't know anyone else in my life who has traveled with such courage and passion, except for my dear friend, Amanda.
Jacky, friend

The Robyn Skirt

Robyn is my incredible mother, a force to be reckoned with. From an early age, she was constantly seeking for adventure and set on traveling the world. She did just that — her and my father have seen the world together, and created a beautiful, multicultural life for my siblings and me. In a life that can feel out of control sometimes, my mother’s strength is enough to support us all.
Claire, daughter