We had the good fortune of connecting with Shamere DeMolle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shamere, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on my children was leaving the nursing field to become a stay-at-home mom now a self-employed entrepreneur. It helped me develop deep relationships with my children. I was able to give my time and attention to their education, health, and overall well-being. I used my educational background to homeschool them before it became a non-negotiable during the pandemic. My children were able to adjust well to the changes we encountered with COVID-19 in 2020.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My original career path began as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I returned to school and added a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Today I rely on my talent and business to fully support my family. This is a transition I did not anticipate. It was not easy. I have experienced two of the most catastrophic natural world events (Hurricane Katrina & COVID19 Pandemic) which shaped my life immensely. The biggest lesson I took from these experiences was you have to be able to adapt to everything. Even in the face of the biggest adversities believe in yourself and never stop pushing & praying. I want the world to know that as a 40-year-old single mom I took an idea and manifested it into a tangible product without money, investors, or knowledge of the industry. Anything is possible. Thoughts become things. Patience is valuable. God will provide ALL.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a lover of all things history so the top of my list would be the Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Park. You can spend hours exploring along Auburn Ave. There is so much to see and absorb. I’d also like to visit the Hammonds House Museum.
Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is absolutely beautiful, and there is always a special installation to see. The Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest in the world and has been the site for several films. It is a treat for both children and adults. These are two of the best places for selfies.
The Trap Music Museum is a must for all fans of hip hop and the Atlanta music scene.
Before I became a pescatarian, Big Daddy’s was a favorite for a good southern homecooked meal I’ve become more of an at-home cook these days.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The person I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to is Mr. Mousa Bathily. During Essence 2018 I had the pleasure of working as the manager of the Shea Moisture pop-up. in New Orleans. I worked directly under Mousa’s supervision. I enjoyed the experience. Unbeknownst to me, he was greatly impressed with my work ethic. He personally reached out and invited me back the following year. Needless to say, we had a blast, and I was looking forward to Essence 2020. COVID stole that dream but gave me the time I needed to focus on my own product. During this time, I reached out for a point in the right direction, and Mousa connected me to a former employer of his. This ignited the chain of events that eventually led to my product’s creation. You never know how valuable a relationship will be so always give you all in whatever capacity you may be serving. This may be a small act of kindness for him, but it means everything to me.
Nate Cleveland (@pairuhdyce)