No One Is Coming To Save You: A Word From Arsha Jones
Apologies for the radio silence, guys! For the first time in the history of In Her Shoes (and we’ve been at this for nine years, y’all), I’ve decided to be gentle on myself. And by that I mean, allowing myself to step away from the blog for a bit to focus on other things without the self-imposed guilt.
By now, you all know that I’m producing my very first documentary. Just in case you’ve missed previous posts about it, the title of the film is “She Did That.” and yes, you guessed it…It’s ALL about Black women entrepreneurs! We’re deep in post-production right now and planning for the film’s premiere this summer. Juggling this and all of the details that come with running a lean (but VERY strong) production team has required me to scale back in a few areas in preparation for the film’s debut.
While I miss blogging regularly and will get back to it once we’ve wrapped, I’ve truly enjoyed the journey to becoming a new filmmaker and can’t wait to share the finished product with you. When I’m able to steal a bit of time away from production, I’m still scouring the ‘net for stories that inspire. I mean, what else is there to do?
Today, I stumbled upon Arsha Jones’ Ted Talk and am so glad I did. I’ve been a huge fan of Arsha’s work for years and even featured her online retail brand, Tees in the Trap, in my holiday gift guide back in 2015. The business, which is widely known for its fly and super sassy t-shirt collection, creates apparel and home goods inspired by pop culture, hip hop, and everyday life.