Shalonda “Shay” Anderson has gone through some things. After childhood trauma and devastating adulthood losses and betrayals, she ended up angry, hurt, and “in a really dark space.” Feeling as if she’d lost everything and was on the verge of losing herself, she surrendered to God. And through a process of prayer, fasting, journaling, she healed and hit upon the idea of rebirth. “That word just kept sticking out: rebirth,” she says. “Where I am right now is a rebirth. And so I just stuck with it.”
That led to her truly addressing the feelings and experiences she had kept bottled up inside for so long and freed her to become the positive entrepreneur and inspiration to others that she now understands she was destined to be. Her clothing company is named for the recovery she experienced: Rebirth Custom Brand, what she refers to as “an empowerment brand.”
“Sometimes we need that confidence, the little statements on our shirts. So it’s almost like you put your shirt on and you feel that boost. You’re wearing your confidence.” And while she sees her brand as empowering and inspirational, she emphasizes that the motivation has to come from within. “No matter what you’ve been through, if you make a choice to want to get over it, you can get over it. But it has to be a choice. It has to be something you want to do. Either you’re going to be a victim or you’re not.”
Shay has the experience to back up her words. You can read more of her story in the inspiring new book Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with moms who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.
Connect with Shay at her website: RebirthCustomBrand.com or on Instagram @rebirthcustombrand. You can also learn more about her at https://bossupbestseller.com/ShalondaAnderson, where you can find a link to Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit!
Details and registration are at www.womenbossupsummit.com
About Women with Vision International
Women with Vision International aims to inspire, uplift, and empower women everywhere to never give up their dream of living their life on purpose. We gather dynamic, entrepreneurial women who are making a difference and changing people’s lives to spark conversation around the topics that impact us all such as building their businesses, fundraising, and balancing their work and their families.
About Tam Luc
Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies.
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