She’s down to earth even if she does not appear to have the most outward extrovert personality. “The T-Shirt Lady” isn’t a typical single mom and she doesn’t preside over the typical stereotypes of single young black mothers. Giving up the single lifestyle is required, she says, because it will allow her to continue to do the work she has done to make a successful future for her son.
After leaving home at the early age of 14, “The T-Shirt Lady” relied on herself to survive and depend on herself despite hardships or trauma. “The T-Shirt Lady” came to Atlanta with her son in 2001 from her hometown of Harlem, NY. “Having grown up watching my parents struggle to become and stay entrepreneurs, makes me work twice as hard.”
“The T-Shirt Lady” has always wanted to be a successful business owner. After moving to Georgia, she chose to attend Georgia State University to earn her Managerial Sciences degree as well as a secondary degree in Marketing to apply the skills and knowledge to her business.
“The T-Shirt Lady expanded her vision by creating a non-profit foundation (The T-Shirt Fairy Foundation, Inc.) that provides apparel to non-profit organizations, schools, churches and low-income families. She says, ”my son, the business, and the foundation are ways of fulfilling her calling to spread hope and mentor those who trust me as their counselor, teacher, and friend.”
“Carpe Diem” is The T-Shirt Lady’s favorite phrase which means “Enjoy the present and don’t worry about the future, as in ”It’s a beautiful day, so forget tomorrow’s test–carpe diem! Latin for “seize the day”, an aphorism found in the Roman writer Horace’s Odes. She continues to live each day as it were the first day of the rest of her life. She is surely a remarkable entrepreneur whom you will one day see with store locations around the U.S. in efforts to leave her legacy behind for others to witness.
The T-Shirt Lady founded The T-Shirt Factory in 2003 following her love for T-Shirts. “With the invention of T-Shirts, people can express themselves without speaking and still make a statement.” After about a year of selling T-Shirts, she decided to start making custom T-Shirts to expand the use of free expression. Her desire and ambition to create and sell T-Shirts that are Rare and Hard to Find is her passion. So if you are looking for a particular T-Shirt or want to CREATE your own; visit “The T-Shirt Lady” Thanks!