Despite launching DSR Apparel about seven months ago, this is my very first blog post (Yay). I didn’t want to post just to be posting; I wanted to write posts with value. So, with that, I give you a look into the powerful women who inspire me.
When I thought about launching DSR Apparel and the type of woman I wanted to design t-shirts for, nothing but powerful women came to mind – Jenna Lyons, Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few. That’s when I realized the purpose behind the DSR Apparel brand – to design t-shirts celebrating empowering women. Once I thought about it, I’d always been drawn to and inspired by strong, powerful women. But the powerful women who inspire me the most are three women very close to my heart – my mom and my two sisters. Let me tell you a little about each so you understand why:
My mother Charlene is such a strong and inspiring woman. Mother of nine, she was the home maker while my Dad was the bread winner. She’s taught me everything I know about being a strong woman because she taught by example. What inspired me the most about my mother’s strength was when, at age 59, she battled back from a brain aneurism, learning to talk, walk and read all over again. A lot of times when I’m faced with challenges, I just think of my Mom and realize if she can overcome such a life altering situation and come out victorious, then so can I.
My oldest sister, Karlene, has also inspired me. She married young, interrupting her college career to start her family. A few years back she decided to go back to school to get her nursing degree. She didn’t let being married with three kids and working stop her from pursing her dreams; Not only did she successfully manage to juggle family and work while going to school full time, she graduated with honors.
Last, but certainly not least, is my baby sister Jolene. She just might be the toughest of the bunch. Like my older sister, she too married young. Unfortunately, her marriage ended in divorce. Not letting anything slow her down, she’s raising her three children on her own, while working full time and attending school full time. She’s the definition of a go getter.
Despite my own personal accomplishments, I always say I’m the least impressive woman in my family and now you know why. I’m truly blown away and inspired to be surrounded by such powerful women on a daily basis. So how about you? What powerful women inspire you?