Our readers want to get to know you first, tell us about YOU what is your story?
I was born in El Salvador my parents brought me to the United States during the Civil War in my country. I was raised in Los Angeles area, Korea Town to be exact. I moved to Brooklyn NY in 1998. I am a mother of four, three sons and a daughter. I have a biracial family with my African American husband of 27 years, he is from NJ; together we have confronted racial and cultural challenges. Presently I am facing a health issue with my oldest son whose suffering of multiple sclerosis and to be informed and knowledgeable of the disease is a key to his wellness.
Now let’s talk business, what do you do? Have you always wanted to have your own business- what inspired you to go down this journey?
I am a fashion designer, but I went to school for psychology. When I moved to NYC I changed careers and became a voice over and subtitle producer at a language company. My job was in front of the World Trade Center and during the 9/11 attacks I was displaced and suffered from depression. While dealing with depression I picked on crochet and knitting as a therapy, soon after my family wore my creations and other people began to ask where to buy items! It was then when I decided to begin my own brand and open a business.
What advice do you have for moms who want to start a business?
Life is full of lessons, what has motherhood taught you?
Motherhood have taught me that when you have more than one child you learn that love can in fact expand and grow. Motherhood is about giving for the sake of giving and without looking for a return on investment. Management and organization are few skills learned…as I wear many hats at home translating to little-to-know problem getting the job done. Leadership is another major task that I have to represent at home. I schedule doctor’s appointments, sports, play dates, plan trips, and make lunches. What we do and how we lead as parents and as women impact future generations. Our ability to be the best version of ourselves, to understand, and challenge our own boundaries, permeates our ability to lead in all aspects of life. Our children are miniature versions of ourselves. We can so clearly see them mirror back to us our own behaviors!!!!