We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Prince Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kimberly, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of guiding my clients in assessing their tolerance for investment risk. In this process, I’ve realized that I possess a remarkable courage for risk. I firmly believe that there can be no reward without risk, a principle I apply in my professional life and personal ventures. Despite my aversion to losing at the casino, I fearlessly tread the entrepreneurial path, a testament to my unwavering courage.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As with any effort, building my brand has been challenging, starting with the adverse narrative associated with the word “skinny.” It has been so widely socialized that if you search for “skinny” on Facebook or Instagram, they will ask if you need counseling.

The term “skinny legs” can be offensive to girls and women with slender calves. The label stirs up emotions that we’ve long suppressed, reminding us of the body-shaming experiences we’ve endured. The Skinny Leg Tribe is here to heal that place, to transform the narrative. We’re not just owning it; we’re celebrating our uniqueness, empowering every woman with slender calves to feel confident and proud of their body!

Adverse events from childhood influence our self-esteem and the way we see ourselves. The Office on Women’s Health advises that girls and women with negative thoughts and feelings about their bodies are more likely to develop mental health conditions such as eating disorders and depression.

A positive body image makes us more likely to have good physical and mental health. Encouraging self-acceptance helps decrease bullying and judgment among children. We want our Tribe to thrive! We will inspire positive body image, self-worth, and gratitude for one’s whole body because your body’s bliss directly impacts your overall well-being.

The Skinny Leg Tribe provides the ultimate solution with made-to-measure boots that marry comfort, elegance, and an impeccable fit for petite and slender calves. Our artisans pour their skill and passion into every pair of our boots. They work their magic, transforming our boots into a tangible masterpiece—meticulously crafted boots that fit like a second skin.

We understand that true comfort and style are born from using the finest materials and paying attention to every detail. Our boots are crafted in Italy, which is well known for the quality and tradition of its leather products. Our luxury leather boots are handmade with leather lining, leather insole, memory foam insole, and a plush heel, making them durable and super comfortable.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Day 1 – Dallas Museum of Arts – Dine at Kitchens + Koctails Day 2 – Travel to Fort Worth – See the Kimbell Museum – Dine at Eddie V’s Seafood
Day 3 – Visit and dine at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Day 4 – Visit the Dallas Arboretum – Cookout at home
Day 5- Dallas Symphony concert – Dine at Pecan Lodge
Day 6 – Concert and dinner in the Bishop Arts District
Day 7 – Sunset dinner cruise on Lake Ray Hubbard

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Early in life, I’ve had multiple women who set excellent examples of success. They taught me how to create and achieve goals. But I’d like to acknowledge two: my mommy and Big Mama. Big Mama was a sharecropper from Mississippi. She set a goal to improve her standard of living. She chose to participate in the Great Migration and moved North. She knew there was always the opportunity for failure as many migrating families were driven into housing projects. She declared that would not be the route for her. Once there, she set and achieved her financial goals; she and her husband worked multiple jobs to purchase a home, furnish it, and have an award-winning yard they proudly manicured.

My mother, a true testament to the power of setting and achieving goals, was the first in our family to attend college and obtain higher degrees. Her success as an educator and in building a thriving real estate portfolio illustrates her unwavering determination. She is my role model and the inspiration behind my brand. Her dedication to finding solutions to problems, such as tailoring my Go-Go boots to fit my skinny legs, has shaped my approach to entrepreneurship.

They also set the example for a significant life lesson, Luke 12:48: To whom much is given, much is required. Once my Big Mama established herself, she set the goal of being of service to others, allowing her home to be a station for other migrants so they, too, could create a better life.

When my parents divorced, my mother worked hard to give me the tipping point. She positioned me for the opportunity of success, but there was a requirement — I had to be of service to others, and I continue to do so.

One of my favorite reads was ‘Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.’ The author, Sheryl Sandberg, does an incredible job of addressing women’s challenges in balancing work and family. Her book presents research and statistics to make her case for gender equality. She offers insights for both men and women on how to overcome gender bias and fulfill their potential.

One of the most striking occurrences that Sandberg discusses is how she made a recommendation in a business meeting full of men. There was silence to her suggestion. However, when that same recommendation was made by a man, it was applauded. When I read that, I saw myself in many meetings where I’d experienced the same thing. Sadly, it made me realize how commonplace gender bias ensues.

Before starting the Skinny Leg Tribe, I worked in finance and often struggled to balance my fast-paced career with raising my children. This is not unique to me, as so many women strive to find the perfect balance and think they must do it all. ‘Lean In’ validated my dreams and struggles, quelled my fears, and motivated me to pursue high achievement in my career and my move into entrepreneurship.

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Image Credits
Chad O’Meally-Davis Rick Ray Kim Leeson

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