SO HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Hello Party Peoples!
My name is Talicia :) AKA TIDDA TALZ!
I am a wife to my Husband Joji Snr, Mother to Joji Jnr, Blessing & Zion Daughter to James & Boni Minniecon, Sister to Leroy, Sharrae, Mele, James & Jeorjah & Granddaughter to Allister & Morea Anderson, Rodney Minniecon & Glenda Salam, Tidda to an amazing tribe of humans.
I am a proud Kabi Kabi, Gureng Gureng, St Paul, Mabuiag, Darnley Island, Vanuatu, Scottish & Malay woman from my Fathers side.
I am a proud Papua New Guinea & Scottish woman from my Mothers side.
I am one big giant, rich, tasty, mouth watering fruit salad from all of these amazing cultures! My people are strong & resilient, we are growing & thriving from strength to strength & WE ARE STILL HERE!
I am pictured on my website with my little ging ging (cute, adorable, scrumscious) baby girl Blessing Tupou & she is why we are here today. She is my entire fruit salad mix, PLUS we added in Tongan, Fijian & Solomon Island from my Husband Joji Snr. Blessing is an all round black & deadly First Nation, Melanesian & Polynesian Queen.
One night in the month of August 2020 for some reason Blessing couldn’t go to sleep, so she crawled into bed with myself & as we were closing our eyes at approx 11:30pm she randomly said & I quote “So how do people make earrings?” I thought to myself. WHY THE HECK IS THIS GIRL ASKING THAT QUESTION AT 11:30pm AT NIGHT! Lord help me!
Much to my surprise I grabbed my laptop & literally typed into YouTube “How do people make earrings?". As the listings of videos came up for polymer clay earrings I sat up in my bed & said "Oh My Goodness Blessing! Look at how people make these earrings". She sat up too & was so excited! We were obsessed!
After watching YouTube clips of how people make earrings I looked at the time & its was 12:30pm. Blessing was asleep at this time but I persisted with my searching.
I ended up on Instagram & my brain was exploding with inspiration & excitement! Being someone who invests quite a bit of money on EARRINGS every year I literally thought to myself “I CAN DO THIS, I CAN MAKE THESE FREAKING EARRINGS MYSELF”
I bought my first batch of clay that weekend, made some earrings, FELL IN LOVE & here we are, The Birthing of TTPOPP has begun!
TTPOPP is 100% Indigenous owned & operated & it was born out of my love for my daughter, my family, my love for fashion & accessories & my love for my people & culture.
TTPOPP consists of jewellery & accessories that POP WITH PURPOSE & are for people who desire to live life OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, people that are in search for their God given PURPOSE on this earth our pieces POP with purpose you can't help but notice them.
TTPOPP has also been created to inspire people on the path of "Progress over Perfection".
Our hope is that we can be Culture Carriers who preserve, carry & pass on our culture to the future generations. We exist for the people who want to leave a mark on this world & more importantly leave a legacy that will be passed on for generations.
This is our birthing story & we pray that our stories of hope & resilience inspire you to go & shock the world with your greatness & leave your mark here too.
This is not just a hobby or small business for my family & I! My prayer is that through this creative outlet people’s lives are changed, transformed, empowered, inspired, equipped & mobilised to pursue the purpose & destiny that we have all been created for.
I’m so blessed that you are here & can join us on this journey!
God Bless & Welcome to TTPOPP
“Tidda Talz Creates Progress over Perfection Pieces”
My Tribe - Me, Blessing Tupou, Joji Jnr & Joji Snr
Family - James, Joji Jnr, Jeorjah, Grandad Allister, Mum, Dad, Joji Snr, Me, Blessing, Bubu Morea
Family - Me, Mum, Rae Rae, Jeorjah & Mele
The little Queen & I when we received our first batch of TTPOPP Biz cards
Family - Joji Snr, James, Nan Glenda, Kristy, Mum, Jeorjah, Me, Dad, Leroy, Joji Jnr, Saphron, Blessing & Boni Jnr
Deadly Aunties - Me, Aunty Cara, Aunty Bern, Aunty Raylene, Aunty Daph, Aunty Rissa & Aunty Layla
2020 BLM March Cairns, QLD
Mother in Love - Telusila Tupou & Hubby Joji
Cousins - Me , Jayda, Amali, Kiara, Jeorjah, Yvonne, Mj
Family - Joji Snr & I with our daughter girls Annmarie, Tee Tee & Roro
Fijian Family - Bolea's, Dansey's, Camakau's, Kabuyawa's, Timi's, Barker's, Rombout's, Tamata's
Tongan Familiy - Alifa's
My little fruit salad breeds Joji Jnr & Blessing Tupou