Please provide a small bio of who you really are.
Just a girl from New Orleans that decided to go for it! 15 years ago after Hurricane Katrina my parents decided that we were going to stay in Houston Texas. It was an adjustment for me but I was able to adapt. As I got older I made it my purpose to fulfill all the dreams and goals that I set for myself as a child such as going to college and making a difference in the lives of others; however God saw fit. After I graduated from Prairie View A&M University I was frustrated because I couldn’t find a job in my field which is how Urban Culture Apparel was birth. All I had was the thoughts in my head and a notebook, from there I decided to put those thoughts on t-shirts. Since then,I’ve earned a master’s degree in digital media and professional communications and have strengthened my skills as a multimedia professional.
What are you doing in your craft that impacts your community?
I am using my influence, skills of social media and graphic design to help new entrepreneurs better their brands. As well as bringing awareness to small black businesses and entrepreneurs through my blog The Urban Get Down and my social media platforms. I believe that it’s important to highlight my people and give them their flowers while they can smell them. The Urban Get Down is a space to tell our positive stories; typically the ones that never make it to the 5 o’clock news.
What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?
Stay consistent, learn all that you can, remain focused on your goals. You will be faced with challenges and opposition but keep your eyes on the prize. Good things come to those that work while they wait.
What is one quote you live by?
“A dream conceived in truth can never die”