We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Carson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“There’s always light if we’re brave enough to see it. There’s always light if we’re brave enough to be IT!” This is statement that was shared by Amanda Gorman (National Youth Poet Laureate) during the 2021 Presidential Inauguration that swore in Biden & Harris. It resonated with me as I build my brand that has the mission to empower, inspire and educate others, specifically (but not limited to) women of color. It’s one thing to SEE a problem, but it’s another to actually DO something about it. We ourselves must be the change that we wish to see and most times that will require bravery!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a lifestyle blogger & entrepreneur who is a lover of fashion, beauty, health, wellness, entertainment, travel & more. I am dedicated to creating and curating resources, networking opportunities, brand building, marketing and supporting other female small business owners. It is my mission to be able to bring dope content to my audience and continue to be unapologetically and authentically myself while doing so. I pride myself in having a voice that feels as if you are talking to your best friend on the phone while spilling some of the hottest tea you’ve ever sipped. It is my personal experiences that have compelled me to create an inclusive, and empowering networking experience in order to negate the all too common competitive spirit many entrepreneurs seem to encounter. I’d say that the very thing that I am proud of is also what sets me apart from others: taking on the platform of sharing my journey as a plus-sized woman of color that has Multiple Sclerosis. Currently, I am in the beginning stages of writing a grant that will secure funds for my dream of operating a non-profit organization; I call it: “Boss Babe University”. Boss Babe University has two aspects to it. It will serve as a youth development program for young girls, addressing self-esteem issues and beyond as well as provide reiki, crystal healing, meditation, mindfulness and life coaching services to women in order to help to improve our community. In addition to this, I own an online store called The Boss Babe Merch Store where I sell clothing (sweatshirts, t-shirts, bags and masks) as well as false lash extensions and will soon open The Boss Babe Wellness Shoppe where I will sell crystals, sage, incense and other metaphysical and holistic products. It has not necessarily been an easy feat. In a digital world that is inundated with bloggers, fashion designers, models, makeup artists, so on and so forth, it has been difficult finding a voice that is of my own. I want to be intentional about each and every one of my interactions that I have. I want to inspire people to be better versions of themselves, ready to make the world better than they found it. While I have some favorite bloggers in the game that I look up to and admire and of course serve as a source of empowerment and inspiration, I still want to create a lane that caters to my own audience that gives off a vibe that is slightly different than the rest!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Atlanta is such an amazing city with a plethora of things to do, which is why I love it here! If any of my best friends were visiting and I wanted to make there stay memorable, I’d have the following itinerary set up for them: Monday – Thumbs Up Diner for breakfast | MLK National Historical Park & National Center for Civil Rights Tuesday – World of Coca Cola & Georgia Aquarium | Lunch or Dinner at Suite Food Lounge Wednesday – Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Picnic @ Piedmont Park Thursday – Visit Little Five Points | Take pictures at The Jackson Street Bridge Friday -High Museum of Art & Happy Hour @ Boogalou Saturday – Brunch/Day Party @ BQE Lounge Sunday – Old Lady Gang for a late lunch or dinner.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to all of the shoulders of giants that I stand on that have gotten me where I am today. I am because they were; my mother and grandmother who were strong and diligent as they provided for their families, saw the importance of education and were great exemplars of womanhood. — may they be proud of me as they rest in peace.
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