We had the good fortune of connecting with Tishany Jenkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tishany, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
This line of products came to life in my mind a couple years ago! I suffer from extremely dry skin (especially on the back of my hands) and wanted to help people who have issues with dry skin like I do! There are not a lot of skin care lines out there owned by an African American who offers lotion bars and I thought it would be important to have representation out in that realm when creating this business. I was also motivated by my four year old daughter to start this business. Legacy is important to me and I want to not only leave behind a beautiful legacy for my daughter and other future children. But I also want to teach my daughter that she can do anything she sets her mind to. All things are possible.
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 went to college and got my degree in political science. Since then I went on to get my masters in legal studies and have had a career in law for a long time! I love law and policy it’s been a passion since I was young and I see myself in the legal industry for all my life. I got to where I am at professionally due to the support and love of my family. My family and husband are so supportive and I would not be where I’m at today if it were not for them it takes a village! It was not easy getting to where I am at today building your career will always present challenges for everyone. But having a wonderful support system around you makes you strong and will help you get through whatever is thrown your way. Lessons I have learned along the path of my career is that failures are just a path to success. Be gentle with yourself and it takes a village so do not be afraid to ask for help! I want the world to know that my brand represents self love, family, and legacy!
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?
I would take that friend for starters to my grandmas house on a Sunday for her Sunday dinner. She cooks every Sunday for the whole family. Then I would take that friend up to hanging lake for a hike. You cannot come to Colorado and not visit the mountains and go on a hike. I would then take my friend to the hot springs in Glenwood springs for some R&R. I would take my friend to downtown Denver and spend a day down there walking around and seeing the sights. I would take my friend to these restaurants/bars: D Corazon, Fogo de Chao, Citizen Rail, Mimosa, Blackshirt Brewery, Hook and Reel, Ale House, My Grandmas House for Food, Welton Street Cafe, and various other places I cannot think if right now haha! I would take my friend to Colorado Springs for a day trip. I would take her to local small businesses and restaurants for shopping and dinning. We would take a trip to Breck, Steamboat Springs. There’s so many cool places in Colorado!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shoutout all of the businesses owners in my family who I have looked up to and who have inspired me. My grandmother owns her own vitamin store in Aurora Colorado called Aurora Specialty Foods and watching her purchase this business when I was young and grow it throughout the years is inspiring and motivating. Also mr aunt started her own business a food truck called Dos Mares and sells Panamanian food about 4 years ago. Watching her do the same thing my grandmother did with her business was inspiring.