I'm one of the lucky ones. I have a mom who believes in me and has empowered me to grow as a human being and entrepreneur.
My passion has been designing kids fashion lines since I was six years old. I buy my own fabric, send it off to a tailor to be sewn or assist my mentor with sewing, produce my own fashion shows and I’ve even had my designs showcased in both New York Fashion Week and Atlanta Kids Fashion Week!
I believe that “age is just a blanket covering what people are capable of.” What I mean by that is an age shouldn’t stop you from doing anything! There’s a gem hidden under the layers of expectations that we impose through labels. People my age are capable of anything and everything! All we need is to be given the tools to polish our skills.
I founded Essynce Couture University (ECU) to provide a place where age doesn’t matter. ECU is a program that hosts conferences and workshops that help empower and inspire children ages 5-17 by teaching entrepreneurship, and how to incorporate principals into their daily lives.
My goal is to raise capital via grants, investors, sponsorships, and endorsements to enable me to teach other children, tweens, and teens how to also become entrepreneurs for FREE! After all, “entrepreneurship is one of the best gifts to give.”
In addition to all of that, each month I connect with my peers through "Ask Essynce" a 30-minute chat where young people can come online and talk about fashion, business and life. I am also passionate about acting and have landed some TV and movie roles. That kind of exposure only furthers my ability to have greater impact.
Finally, in 2015 I released new book, 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles which fairly describes the challenges of balancing school, friends, life -- and business!