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Total loan: $7,500

Essence

Birmingham, AL, United States / Clothing

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A loan helped fund the down payment and build out of a retail pop-up and purchase inventory.


Essence's story

I was born in Wisconsin but have called Alabama my home for the majority of my life. I grew up in a large family with 6 other siblings. As the only creative and artistic one in a family full of math geniuses and accountants, I struggled to trust in my desire to go to school for fashion and doubted whether or not I should pursue a creative path or take a more traditional career journey. That self doubt and lack of creative support prevented me from pursuing my dreams for years until I decided to trust in my talent and take the leap to start the clothing brand I had always dreamed about. Being discouraged by others from pursuing my goals became fuel to my fire and made me even more determined to make my business a success. Today, seeing Mighty Babe where it is has motivated me to keep going and expanding on the dreams that I have. My plans for the future include creating even more awesome products, opening multiple retail locations and helping other women believe in themselves and their businesses. I will use Mighty Babe Apparel as a platform to have a positive impact on my community and the Earth.