Her first career was that of performer, a job that Hortense practice for 17 years, and which also remains a real passion. After having worked in a large international organization, she decided to resign in order to be able, while remaining a freelance interpreter, to devote herself to other passions and create his own business.
Hortense says always had an artistic side, she drew, did dance, photography, wrote and was singing. But as an adult she didn't bother me more focused than on her family and her profession, and, at one point, she felt the need to return to more artistic activities.
This is how Afropian was born in 2017. A play on words between "Africa" and "Ethiopia", through her brand, Hortense aims to create a bridge between Ethiopia and the rest of the African continent.