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

Hi Indy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve had an inclination for starting a business since I was a young woman. I’ve had different reasons over the years to start a business, but it usually always came back to wanting to spend my time working on things that are interesting to me and my lifestyle. And after losing my baker job at the very beginning of the pandemic I just couldn’t fully live my life without creating something. I felt that it was life’s destiny to be in the creative industry. I tried different odd jobs after that but always came back to the feeling that felt like something was missing. After thinking to myself for a while. Weighing the pros and cons. I came to the thought that my entire 9-5 job career, my income, and time were controlled by someone else besides myself. Then in June of 2021, I had a beautiful little boy. I knew that with having a newborn and still dealing with covid, it was going to be tough to get back into the workforce, so I saw that as an opportunity to officially do things my own creative way. My business started out of a passion for creating and wanting to have a stable future for my sweet boy and it has now become my mission to create a lasting brand that will achieve all those goals and more. Even though I have never owned a business I had a great time with building and planning my startup because it was something that I truly had a passion for. At the age of 26, I felt like I could achieve more in my short life if I worked on my passion and I just went for it.

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.
To be honest, I`m not at the stage where I consider myself a complete pro yet, but I think I am closer to achieving my goal than when I first started. One of the qualities that help set me apart from other artists is my refusal to be stuffed in a box creatively or socially. I like to try new techniques and explore different crafts. As well as loving to try and learn new skills. The main lesson I learned as a maker and business owner is the importance of being able to say no and that not everyone will support you and that’s okay. When you start, you feel tremendous pressure to say yes to every opportunity that comes your way. Despite all of the positives, building your own business has its difficulties I was honest with myself about my strengths and weaknesses, and began to understand that my time is precious when you are a SAHM who runs her own business. I want the world to know that I love helping people and helping them realize their dreams or push them in the right direction.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Even though I’ve been in Denver for 5 years I haven’t really met any new people or had any great adventures but I myself would like to enjoy a walk in one of Denver’s most historic areas, Larimer Square visit the Denver Botanic Gardens and take my little guy to experience the Children’s Museum of Denver.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest supporters are my “Chosen Family.” Knowing that I deal with a lot of mental battles they are all still rooting for me to succeed and to not give up. Not all of them are related by blood but they are the best humans to have on your team and I definitely love them all very much.

Website: www.joanyjunktion.com

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Image Credits
Natasia George

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