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No One Is Coming To Save You: A Word From Arsha Jones

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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.

At a recent event we both attended, I found out that Arsha is what we call a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She and her husband Charles, also founded Capital City LLC, a specialty foods manufacturer that produces DC’s favorite chicken wing condiment, Mambo sauce.
With all of this going on, Arsha still finds time to take care of her family, share brand building jewels in her private Facebook group, and if that’s not enough, she recently spoke a powerful word in her very first Ted Talk appropriately titled, “No One is Coming to Save You.” If you have twelve minutes to spare, I encourage you to take a look. I promise you won’t regret a single second. This was just what I needed to wrap up my week on a strong note:

 Thank you for speaking truth to power, Arsha!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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