Stylish. Single. Mom. “The sky isn’t the limit, it’s the galaxy"
Renee is a personal stylist, back in school to get a new degree, single mom of two young boys and also leads a small group for other single moms.
What are you currently studying? How did you choose that?
I am currently studying to receive my degree in Bible Studies and General Ministry. After that, I will pursue my masters in Christian counseling.
How does being a personal stylist influence how you see the world?
Being a personal stylist has made the world a bigger and more colorful place to me. I encounter so many different types of people, those who have a different perspective than me. I come from a small town in North Carolina, and it tends to color your world in black and white. Being a personal stylist gives me a voice and platform to change other’s perspectives on how they see themselves and other people.
Why is working to uplift other single moms important to you?
Being a single mom is hard, stressful and isolating at times. It has also taught me to give myself grace! I am only one person; I take it one day at a time! Society already makes it extra difficult in being a mom because we are expected to always make sure everything we do revolves around our children. I want to let other moms (not just single moms) know it is totally okay taking time for yourself. I also want to really highlight being a balanced woman in mind, spirit, and soul makes you a healthier, more positive mom.
Tell us about a time that you overcame nonsense in your life?
As a woman in the South, it is an unspoken rule that your focus should be on going to college, becoming a wife, and then a mother. If you didn’t follow that path, then you aren’t a productive member of society. That path does not always work like that for everyone. I realized that it was up to me to choose my path and being a good influence should be a goal for all of us.
What empowering message do you want to share with all woman?
You can become whoever and whatever you want! The sky isn’t the limit, it’s the galaxy!