Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Lo’ Kuntry | Artist/Creator

I was born in Charleston, but raised in hilton head/ Bluffton area (Low Country) by my grandparents. That played a major part in my adolescence allowing me to live in the now & get taste of what came before me. Some would say I come from good stock, lol Read more>>

John de Vinci | Artist & Entrepreneur

I’m from a place where it’s a lot of talent but everyone don’t necessarily have the opportunity or education to create financial freedom. I’m from a small town called Bainbridge Georgia. Neck to neck with Attapulgus & minutes away from Tallahassee FL. Growing up my parents had me into sports once I hit 4th grade. I was playing football with boys that was a age older then me at that time and I was getting knocked around. Little do I know is that facing those fears created me to be one of the best running backs all through Elementary, lol baby Marshall Faulk because that’s who I thought I was. Read more>>

Khaviaè | Beauty Brand

I was born on the east coast and raised on the west coast. Growing up I didn’t see color and I didn’t know anything about being misfortunate; I was happy. I’m yet happy, in spite of my gender being slighted and my race being the top hated race in the world. This young black woman saw pass all obstacles and created a universal brand for ALL, not just blacks, but again, for all peoples’. I love s’s, lol. Read more>>

Shavon Barnes | Creative

I am from Savannah, Ga. A small city on the coast of the Atlantic. I was raised in a southern upbringing. In Savannah there are not many opportunities for black woman without college degrees. A lot of people in Savannah aren’t really looking to leave Savannah. If faith was a person, I was that. I decided to resign from my job as housekeeping supervisor just to pursue my dream. I started my body enhancement brand “ Savannah Curves”, and I also help other woman start businesses as well. I will always be passionate about providing a outlet for woman to be positive and successful . Read more>>