My name is Talicia, also known as Tidda or Talz to my family and friends.
I raise my 3 walbai (children) Joji Jnr, Blessing & Zion on the beautiful lands of the Gimuy Waluburra Yidinji and Yirrgandjyi Country.
We are a fulltime homeschooling family and work TTPOPP around our full homeschooling life and schedule
I am a proud Kabi Kabi, Gurang Gurang, 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 daughter Blessing Tupou & she is why we are here today.
She is my entire fruit salad mix, Tongan, Fijian & Solomon Island from her father Joji Snr.
Blessing is an all-round Black & Deadly First Nation, Pasifika 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!
Ngara (Welcome) to TTPOPP
“Tidda Talz Creates Progress over Perfection Pieces”
The little Queen & I when we received our first batch of TTPOPP Biz cards