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

Hi Tori, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Help comes in many forms! Sometimes we expect the people closes to us, to be our biggest supporters, that we deny or give less focus on those that are strangers to us. I’ve learned to focus on the love, and it doesn’t matter where it comes from. A friend or family member not supporting you initially doesn’t mean they won’t in different seasons of your business.

What should our readers know about your business?
Con-Verse and Conversation was a birthday idea. Although, I’ve dreamed of being a part of something that would build and encourage people to be authentic, it was just an idea that turned into a business. I think that’s the neat part. I was simply just living out my purpose, unknowingly. Along the way, I’ve learned the more authentic I am, the easier the work. Simply being me, is what gave me the vision, and that’s the same thing that has and will carry C&C. I think I’ve endured the challenge of Covid effects, like all of has. Hands on events were halted. Oh, how I’ve missed everyone so much.  However, it pushed me to be creative. It taught me new ways to reach people.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh my! This is so interesting, because I find the most fun in simplicity. Definitely, deep Ellum or Bishop Arts District. Maybe some boutique shopping at the PR Collection Boutique, which is located in the Bishop arts area. Check out some nice music at Sandaga. Maybe a spa day, at Laced by Lonice and a mani/pedi and hair touch up at the Bar Hair salon. I’d probably just make it, an all around self love experience.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Jeremy Cannon is my graphic designer. Most of my ideas came from just sitting and discussing my dreams with him. We came together and created so much. I have to give him credit, because not only did he allow me to create, but every vision came to life. To have encouragement, while creating is amazing. I know sometimes a graphic designers job, is to give the client what they want, but he wasn’t afraid to be honest with me. He would let me know if something was a bit much, not enough, or premature. I’m grateful for him.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConversenCo

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Image Credits
Ebony Botchway

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