Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.

Stacie Ehasz | Photographer

I decided to turn my hobby into a business when my daughter was about 2 years old. In 2020, when everything shut down, I was able to spend more time at home with her which pushed me to pursue my business into full time instead of part time. The greatest impact my business has given me, is that I am able to be with my daughter more. I am home during the day which allows us to spend more time with one another. Read more>>

Robin Hawkins | Owner & Founder of Blaque Sage Cosmetics & Barbie Dreamz University

Well, as a divorced single mom of 5 young children, I feel as though, I have impacted my children’s life with persistence. I am showing my children that though my circumstances are not ideal, I do not get consumed with the false reality that this is all I will ever have. Read more>>

Jamaal Wallace | Photographer

As a parent the most important thing I have done to impact my daughter is, Leaving my salary job to pursue my dreams in photography and videographer. Taking the leap was very scary since I am a single father at this time so everything completely falls on me to execute. Read more>>