Corrina Sephora on being persistent:
But I really wanted to work for this old blacksmith guy in Castleberry and he said I'd hire you IF I had this extra work— so come back next week. So, I'd go back every week and I'd say "Hi. I'm back. Do you have some work for me yet? … I'm kind of persistent pretty much and he said ... "Well, you know. Why don't you come back next week and we'll have some work for you." And he said he didn't think that I would ever go away. He thought he was better off just getting some more work and hiring me to come work with him 'cause I clearly wasn't going away. Right? Because I heard a "no" in there somewhere, but mostly I (heard), "Yeah, you're talented. You've got great skills. I'd love to teach you. You'd be helpful in the shop." … IF... I didn't hear that "no." So... I try not to be annoying with that persistence—but maybe it's annoying sometimes—but maybe it works out. Read More
Tori Tinsley on her background in art therapy:
It was really helpful to know from a personal standpoint, how best to care for my mom. Because I was working with people with severe psychiatric challenges, and then my mom all of the sudden had something where she was losing her mind… and so it helped me figure out a care plan and how to best interact with her so she wasn’t as scared. And finding, you know, the right fit for her as she needed to transition to different living facilities and that kind of stuff. So I’m very thankful to have that history, and that experience.
Felicia Garcia On The Black Women's Happiness Project:
I wanted it to get people to really think about the subject, and really kind of think like whether or not you fall under this demographic that I’m targeting— it’s like, am I really going after what makes me happy? Am I really doing what I’m supposed to be doing? It doesn’t have to be chasing this one-off dream, it can just be like, you know, do you have day-to-day self care? A lot of people don’t even think about that, and as women we’re expected to give so much in our lives… where are we gonna pull from if we’re not replenishing that resource? Read More