Black Business Shine: Yes Lioness
This is the start of my weekly features of amazing Black owned businesses. Anyone who knows me knows how much I believe in supporting our people and pouring back into our communities. This week I would like to feature an online retailer whose designs I fell in love with at first sight, Yes Lioness.
Started by Brooklyn native M.Borgella in 2003, Yes Lioness is a dream come true for all Black and brown girls who crave apparel, accessories and artwork that represents them. Borgella had a love for art from the young age of 5 and decided that visual design would be her calling. She was a true artist at heart who allowed her passion to manifest into a much needed outlet for African American women. When describing what drove her to start this company she says,
“As an African-American Woman I felt very proud of who I was, but was also largely under-represented in the Art & fashion world. I was a brown woman, with natural hair, not built like a model, or having perfectly straight teeth ;-P I knew very well that I did not fit many people’s standard of beauty. Yet I still knew that my inner & outer beauty was uncommon and I learned to appreciate, applaud & affirm myself through my Art & style.”
Photo Credits: Yes Lioness Instagram