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BETTERISH is the beginnings of a brand built by Emily Hope Dobkin.

With a professional background in non-profit administration, arts education and community engagement, I’ve spent 10+ years creating programs for places and spaces that valued making meaningful connections, social bridging, and empowerment via arts and creative experiences.

 In 2018 I came upon a fork in my road and have been journeying down the road less explored ever since. I still consider myself a ringleader of community building experiences use that use DIY craft and art as social practice art to nurture curiosity.

At heart: I’m a mover, maker and collaborative doer who is dedicated to sharing dynamic stories, hosting eclectic workshops, and facing the everydays by balancing optimism with honesty + a dash of light-heartedness.


In general: I’m into making things move, venturing the earth, spools, nests, oxymorons, ice cream, early morning anything, and getting craftacular for a cause.


teen programs

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I consider myself a possibilitarian on the daily and thrive on exploring the potential of all things, beings and doings. 


( do it betterish )

let’s connect, collab & make something awesome together.