We had the good fortune of connecting with Rayshaun Brocks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rayshaun, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My initial thought process was to create a unique experience and meaningful products for consumers to gift to themselves or someone special. My business now focuses on creating designs that empower, inspire, and motivate women in their daily lives.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I own Satin Kush Sentimentals. I am also a Poet, Songwriter, Author, and Podcast Host. I honor the wisdom I’ve gained at my age and my openness to dialogue concerning mixed views. I recently launched Kush Oracles, a mobile app on both Android and IOS platforms.  I’m now able to globally reach people and share a laugh, hope, and positivity in the form of a message. I researched and jumped all in for all of my professional goals because I beyond desired them to come to fruition. Most of my trial and error was solo so I’m truly blessed to have the ability now to hire a team to take my vision to the next level. This has not been an easy or cheap journey and I’ve had to keep the perspective that investing in my goals will help heal the world. I’ve learned that time is the most expensive commodity, having passion fuels the drive to keep going, moving in silence is self -care, and everyone has something special to share with the world. I’ve had strangers and family to pour life affirmations into me thus giving me solace and joy. I want to share these feelings of friendship, camaraderie, and understanding on a global scale. Women empower women..period!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a small town girl so I love a good hole in the wall or a big dance floor. I love to Karaoke at Yupp’s Karaoke Bar, dance the night away or catch a poetry show at Club Ritzy, and have a dancing blast at Studio 80 and West Jax. The Dock Bookshop also has wonderful spoken word poetry, special events, and an awesome book selection. I love the water gardens, the botanical gardens, and the Fort Worth Zoo. Madea’s Down Home Cooking, Dixie House Cafe on Hulen, Chen’s Wok, Malai Kitchen, Stormie Monday Cafe, Belenty’s Love, and Cousin’s BBQ are some of my favorite restaurants.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
God has a purpose for my life and I am grateful. My husband and our children are my motivation. Unlock Her Potential headed by Sophia Chang ignited my success by providing me the mentorship of Mustafa Shakir. Every DFW artist that shares their craft. Women of the universe who are majestic in nature. My extended friend and family who show me genuine support. My customers and anyone who sees value in the message of my creativity.

Website: www.skscustoms.com

Instagram: empoweredbysks

Linkedin: Rayshaun Brocks

Facebook: Satin Kush Sentimentals

Youtube: Say It With Satin

Other: Album-Satin Kush Chronicles Book- Real Heart Less Lines Podcast-Satin Kush Presents

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