Total loan: $7,000
Cincinnati, OH, United States / Arts
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A loan helped to purchase equipment and materials such as a heavy-duty drum carder and fiber to create inventory to sell.
I am a queer mom, and I live with my wife, son, and a slew of pets. I am a mental health advocate and have dealt with depression my entire life. As a teenager, I struggled with drug addiction and was arrested. I turned my life around when I was 16 and started working on of the trauma I had endured. I have been homeless, faced drug addiction, experiences sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and nearly escaped death on multiple occasions. I am a survivor. Crafting was a huge outlet for me during that time. I attended college and climbed the corporate ladder of Sales in America. I worked for major companies because I was good with at my job, but every year, I would have some kind of mental breakdown from depression, stress, and burnout, I would have to leave the company because of my inability to function, and disability wasn't available for mental health. The ability to be flexible with my schedule and work from home is absolutely paramount to my well being. If I need to take a day off work to deal with my feelings, I have the flexibility to do so as an entrepreneur. I've always had the ability to hustle and sell. It's why I was good at corporate sales. But I don't want to sell truck driving services or real estate software. I want to mesh my creativity with my entrepreneurial spirit and work from home so that I can give myself the gentleness and grace I deserve. I have an incredibly strong work ethic and have always been a top performer. Selling random services for a corporate company didn't feed my soul. This business of creating for fellow creators does.