We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Sadberry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
iamEnough is an organization that was founded in order to help young women grow their self-esteem and be confident in themselves, despite the challenges they may face in life. It is my goal to impact, influence, and inspire women with my own story and show them that all you need in this world is you. As long you believe in yourself and are confident in your own abilities without needing validation from anyone outside of you, that is enough. Strong women have always been the backbone of society, but over the decades we’ve seen that women are the most disrespected and unsupported. Even within our own communities, we feud with other women and prefer to compete instead of collaborate. It is the vision and the mission of my organization to reveal to women the power they have within themselves to be anything and anybody they want to be. Strong women are world changers, strong women cannot fail, and if I can help at lease one woman find her inner strength and the power to overcome adversities, I’ve done my job.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I want the world to know that my brand was built on the authenticity & genuineness of my own personal story. It was through my personal experiences and sharing those experiences with people who were close to me that I recognized a need, not just in my own life but also in the lives of others. I figured that if my adolescent years had gone a little differently, maybe I may not have made the same choices I made back then & I decided that I wanted to help shape how young women viewed themselves at an early age. It wasn’t easy getting started. I had to overcome the fear of being vulnerable, transparent, & honest. I’m also a perfectionist, so when it come to the materials (logo, graphic design, website, merchandise, etc.), they had to be perfect in my sight before I was ready to launch. I had to learn about business taxes and all the logistics that happen behind the scenes, so I really had to lean on people in my circle and other entrepreneurs I knew to help me along the way.
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?
Anytime I travel, I’m ALWAYS looking for the best food that place has to offer. I love visiting all of the highly recommended “tourist” spots but Dallas is home, so I’m going to list all of my hometown favorites! Rudy’s Chicken Wingfield’s South Dallas Cafe Sweet Georgia Brown’s Aunt Irene’s Kitchen Odom’s Bar-B-Que Catfish Floyd’s Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles Ellen’s The Daiquiri Shoppe
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is dedicated to the people I’ve encountered in my life that fed my insecurities. It sounds crazy to thank the people who wronged me or the people who challenged my beliefs or values, but without them, I wouldn’t have been exposed to my purpose of my strength. We don’t always know what we have in us until we’re put in situations that require us to step into those characteristics, so I’m thankful for those moments that exposed me to me. This shoutout is also dedicated to my mother, Patricia Lewis. She is the epitome of a strong woman. My mom has always been a living example of what it means to go after what you want in spite of your circumstances. My mom always taught me to believe in myself and always perform past the expectations of others. My mom is an intelligent, beautiful, glass ceiling shattering woman & she will forever be my role model.
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