Snow days are for Storytelling...
I’m not sure if you know this, but Fashion & Style have always been at the forefront of my Career goals. I taught myself how to draw using old fashion magazines as a little girl and getting my hands dirty creating. I loved finding “treasures” in the garage.. deconstructing and reconstructing made me feel like a Magician (until my Mother found out I took a part a Good vintage chandelier to make a pair of earrings)😩 🤦🏾♀️ I recovered from her brief verbal thrashing but my eagerness to create wearable Art grew.
I began honing my jewelry making craft Senior year at Morgan State University, just before graduating and entering the”real world”. It was a simple Malachite bracelet designed by Russell Simmons that began my love affair with beads. I stocked up on materials at Michael’s and made my first few pieces to wear. After getting more compliments from friends, I started feeling more confident sharing my work with the world and then I got Bold. 😬
Seeing a little profit in my “small business” made me feel Big proud- ballsy even. I left a full time job to pursue my newfound passion. And although that was Hella risky, ignoring my Dream felt like a slow death.
So I jumped... 2 days before saying I do to my best-friend no less. 🥴I hit the ground running- formed relationships with so many other business owners and kept rocking and rolling.
I was scared- I was clueless... but I kept going. Enters the Sugarbear (our daughter). All the things went out the window. I began to question so much more. And although at first Motherhood put me on my A**, I’m grateful for the clarity I’ve found here and in other spaces that keeps me on my toes 😩.
So when you see the Healing Hardwear ™️, just know it’s the product of an active Healing process.. it’s the culmination of all of the lessons I’ve learned and a call to action to fortify ourselves in Love.