“MOTHERSHIP is a choose your own adventure experience. An all access pass admits you to every event happening at MOTHERSHIP during the daytime summit, as well as all of the epic live music at night. As always, MOTHERSHIP is a women-only festival.”
Happy New Year! I hope the start of 2018 has treated you well. I find myself already midway through January, and it’s already been a great start. I’m excited to bring you the first “Feature Friday” of the year, which was written by guest writer Nyvia Weathersby. Check out her last guest post: Feature Friday: Atlanta Powerhouse Talks Love and Career Balance.
This “Feature Friday” showcases mom and business owner, Rosalin Coleman. In between providing for her family and serving her community, this “mompreneur” strives to promote inclusivity in the “Beauty Supply” world and spotlights other local businesses while doing it. Keep reading to see how she does it!
a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.
Have you ever walked into an ethnic beauty supply store only to realize the only thing “ethnic” about it was the hair for sale and you? Growing up in East Pasadena, my family had to drive miles to the Black-owned beauty supply store to get the products we so desperately knew would work for our curls and kinks. Not only that, we knew the owners would help us — and I mean really help us.
RC: I still don’t view my business as an empire. I like to remain humble and teachable. I still see myself as the humble chick who sold bundles from her kitchen table and car. I have a strong ability to execute what I am told. I have a large degree of respect and trust of those in my circle. I build responsible and trusting relationships, and I am responsible with vendors and distributors. I stay loyal to those who have helped me along the way. I study my trade because I love it. I’m always looking for what’s cool, new, and cutting edge. I realize that service and options matter and being able to educate and sell those incentives gives us the ability to build strong.
If you find yourself in the Lancaster area, be sure to stop by and check out VIP House of Hair and Beauty Supply
Renewed love at the Biltmore
Article and Interview by Nyvia Weathersby
Having a strong, educated background and career, did you ever think that black love wasn’t for you?
GW: The challenge of being in a relationship was realizing that it was an actual partnership. I went into the relationship feeling independent where I didn’t “need” anyone. I married my husband Michael because I couldn’t be without him, not because I was co-dependent. Learning to depend on my partner was a challenge. I had to learn to submit and be vulnerable and trust him to lead me.
How did you find time for love, family and going after your goals?
GW: Dividing time between every family member is a hard task. It’s needed to remain happy in family life. If one area is lacking, everything is off balance. And balance varies day-to-day. I learned to prioritize my scheduling and also make sure I’m giving myself the time and energy I need. Most importantly, you must be OK with change. At any given time, life can alter. Curve balls come and go but I learned not to let those moments control my emotions or my end goal.