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In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I talk with Keisha Greaves, founder of Girls Chronically Rock. We discuss how she leaned into her chronic illness to create a brand and make her dreams of being a business owner and working in fashion possible.
In this episode:
- We discuss how her chronic illness lead to her brand girls chronically rock.
- How she discovered she had muscular dystrophy and how she dealt with her diagnosis.
- How she manages her business with a chronic illness.
- Why you need to listen to your bodies cues.
- How she build her design business and tips to help you start.
- How she keeps her head in the game
- Why it’s important to listen to what your customers want.
- Why patience is important when growing your business.
- Her advice for dealing with chronic illness.
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More About Keisha:
I was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My personality is friendly, strong work ethic, and great professional skills that make me the hustler I am today. I graduated from Framingham State University with Bachelor’s in Fashion Design and Merchandising, a year after I graduated from Cambridge College with a Master’s degree in Business Management. While earning my degree I gained invaluable experience in the business/financial and Fashion Industry with working at different departments at Cambridge Savings Bank and many merchandising companies such as Motherhood Maternity, Tommy John, Spanx, Echo Design and Fossil Group.
While in Framingham State University, I was in the Fashion Club and Black Student Union Club where I was able to meet new people and gain and learn a new experience in both groups with a different diverse group of people. I knew I always had a passion for fashion from in middle school and new I wanted to be a Fashion Designer. I looked up to Fashion Designers like Kimora Lee Simmons and Betsey Johnson. I love their unique different styles and just two successful entrepreneurs who are making it in the fashion world and continuing to grow. My dream is to possibly meet both of them one day, even maybe do some business together.
Girls Chronically Rock Apparel Line was inspired by myself because I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy back in graduate school so I wanted to make something inspirational and motivational for people who may have a chronic illness like myself or maybe battling anything in their life, to let them know that they rock no matter what. Each month I have a percentage of the proceeds go towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
With the wonderful work experiences over the years, I am really just an easy-going person where sometimes I love to be at home watching Lifetime movies or many of my TV shows that I love to watch on a daily basis. I like spending time with family and friends whether it’s traveling, going out to eat and going to special events. -Keisha
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