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Black Business Shine: Yes Lioness

Screenshot_2015-01-28-00-01-55-1This 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.”

YesLioness.com offers an array of personalized clothing, stationary and wall decals geared towards the natural queens inside of us. Check out her website and see what all the fuss is about.

 

 

Photo Credits: Yes Lioness Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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