Dear Customer,

My name is MugE, the mug-in-chief here at Speaking Mug. Thank you for visiting our store where we bring Stories of the Diaspora. 

Textbook definition of a diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world. Wherever we were born and wherever we are today, we've always been a part of a diaspora one way or the other: either through physical movement or through the movement of our beliefs. We have stories of our upbringing and experiences. They create elements of our likes, dislikes, wants, needs, affections and aversions that are intricately woven and thereby expressed through our personalities. It is not easy for us to express ourselves openly. That usually leads to two versions of us: for-the-world version and as-i-am version. We stay true to our core in the as-i-am version, but may not find the right medium or channel to express it. 

That's where we come in: to connect the stories of our diaspora with our authentic self. At Speaking Mug, our goal is to help you discover your story through art, designs and expressions. What we hope you'll find are things that speak to and about the truest part of you.

And oh yes, almost forgot: Stories with humor and optimism are our favorites. And it is our promise to keep bringing them to you.

Enjoy your discovery! Help us make that discovery better by writing to us at customercare@speakingmug.com.  

Sincerely,  MugE.