Join fashion designer, veteran and single mother Shamika Gary of Mika Je Clothing and your host Meghan Enriquez have a true conversation around finding the right fit in parenthood, clothing, love for self, support system and career.
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Shamika Gary of Mika Je Clothing
A little over two years ago, I started out just wanting to make clothes for my daughter and I. I was tired of not finding certain things that I wanted her to have in the malls or paying for expensive clothing for a child. I also wanted to do matching Mommy and Me outfits for certain special occasions like Mother’s Day, etc… I was already somewhat into fashion and I love styling my daughter and I would get so many compliments on what we would wear. I’ve even done fashion styling for a few photoshoots. I love being able to make clothes because it allows me to be creative and help people feel and look good in their clothing at the same time. Any job that allows me to be creative excites me! I decided to go into business once I started getting a lot of positive feedback from social media, my family and friends.
My hopes for others is that I can aspire at least one person to go after their dreams, no matter their age and/or circumstances. Especially, people with a similar background as me. For example, growing up in a not so great community, battling depression, being a single mother, being a black woman and just having all odds against you. I want to be that motivating factor for someone who does not have the confidence to pursue their passion or go after their goals.