By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
CAMDEN, N.J. — Apollonia Brittingham, founder of You Go Girl Women’s Empowerment Organization, curated a vision board party to kick off the new year by offering time and space for women to set and start conquering new goals for their individual lives.
“I love to set the tone for my life,” said Brittingham. “When I think of a new year, I think of a new journey. I got addicted to doing vision board events, and I wanted to educate people. There’s a way you can manifest your vision by visualizing it and being realistic about your vision.”
Ikeedah Salam, founder of Femni Luxe, brought her clothing to this event because not only is this an event for vision board creating, but vendors in South Jersey — especially women — have the opportunity to display their merchandise and their brand. Salam also shares her vision for herself and her business in 2022.
“I want to reach out to more people so they know who Femni Luxe is,” Salam said. “I want to expand my business, that’s my main goal.”
Tyana Mitchell, founder of 5 Footer Essentials, also came out and brought products from her business and shares the inspiration that kicked off her entrepreneur endeavors.
“The biggest inspiration for starting my business is taking care of myself,” said Mitchell. “Today on display I have my plants, and I also have my soaps, butters, and sea moss.”
Ashli Gaskins, representing Vanity Co., and Lisa Burress, representing Paparazzi, brought out their affordable jewelry, informing the people at the event that looking nice does not mean spending huge amounts of money.
Helaine Williams, founder of Spiritually Lit, brought her song themed candles for everyone to feast their eyes on.
“The purpose of my business is to light people’s spirits and lift their moods,” Williams said. “I make affirmation candles; every candle has an affirmation on it. They’re all named after songs because songs make you feel good.”
Lastly, Ashley Chinn, founder of Melanin Luxe, brought her products for the event and highlighted her new lip scrub that includes ingredients like turmeric, honey, and lemon that removes dark spots.
The nonprofit You Go Girl Inc can be found on Instagram @yougogirl.inc.
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