We had the good fortune of connecting with Charisse Piros and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charisse, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to create a space that allowed women to support and open up to each other. My personal blog callmysister.com focuses on female empowerment, self care and relationship advice. I wanted to create a platform where women and men can strengthen and grow in their family relationships. Having strong relationships can lead to stronger self esteem, empowering men and women alike to grow in their personal lives.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My passions have always been art and the written word. I think what sets me apart is I am willing to try and give it my all, head first. I think risks are what makes you successful because putting yourself out there is like diving into a pool. Once you jump off the diving board that’s it. You cannot be afraid of people’s perception, just give it your all. In anything you do there are going to be challenges but looking at the big picture of creating art and the magic of the Call Your Sister blog its worth the challenges. I work a full time job and often work late at night or on my off days for the blog. Its my business, my brand so I don’t look at it as “being hard” but advancing to the next level. I have learned along the way that time management is a big key in balancing everything. Writing is important to me but so is the design aspect. I make sure to set time to do both to ensure my time is balanced. I don’t like feeling rushed. As a creative I need the creative outlet to create, but mentally I need “me” time to unwind. I think that can be a balancing act for anyone! I want the world to know that my brand Call Your Sister is about being empowered, its about loving yourself and showing love to others. Its about asking the questions and starting conversations that you may be too scared to ask or never knew to ask. Some people don’t have strong relationships, or a close friend to talk to, that can be hard as you navigate life as an adult. This is why I created the website. I love helping people and creating content for people to enjoy, bringing color and vibrancy to the world makes it a little more colorful and I think we could use some colorful hope about now.
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?
There is so much to do in my city! I would pick her up from the airport and we would grab breakfast at Denver Biscuit Company in Stanley Marketplace. There are tons of shops to visit and would enjoy a little shopping spree after breakfast. Since the weather is perfect we would head over to the Denver Botanical Gardens touring the gardens and taking selfies by the plants. The scenery is beautiful there. Day Two we would visit the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, and for lunch we would go next door to the Lowry Beer Garden to enjoy their extensive menu. Afterwards we would head downtown to the 16th Street Mall to the many stores and visit Union Station. Day Three would be a trip to Red Rocks. How can you visit Colorado and not go to Red Rocks? We would end day three by visiting Massage Envy for a much needed hot stone massage after all the hiking. Day Four we would hit up Snooze in the early morning to grab a delicious breakfast before heading to the Electric Crayon to get matching tattoos to celebrate the trip, the best tattoo artists in Denver are there. Lunch would be Dragon Boat Sushi in Aurora, they have unlimited dine in sushi and its amazing. We would drive to Boulder and Colorado Springs sightseeing, and would end the day at Green Russell. Its a hidden bar in Denver and reminds me of a speakeasy Capone would frequent. Day Five we would drive to Blackhawk and stay the last few days of the trip at the Isle Casino Hotel in Blackhawk. Drinks at the bar, restaurants, Lady Luck! It would round out the perfect week.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my mother Sylvia Piros. She is my cheerleader and continuously mentors me on personal and professional levels. We have talked about creating a blog together for quite some time and I am glad that the pieces have fallen into place to reach people with our words. Sylvia is the most selfless, caring person I know. She is the person you can call at any time and she is available with an outpour of love, support and sage wisdom. The support she has given me makes Call Your Sister possible.