August is almost over and it has been one of our busiest months! We participated in our first vendor fair hosted by Four Corners Brewing Company in Dallas, Texas. They were introducing their La Chingona Double IPA beer and we met a lot of individuals who loved the items we carry in the shop. The best part of our shop is getting to tell the stories of the women we work with and seeing the reactions of customers. It’s priceless!
Two weeks ago, we also hosted our first trunk show in our own back yard. This was special because it wasn’t just our first trunk show, it was also hosted in Pleasant Grove in Dallas, Texas. This is significant because as a predominantly low income and underrepresented community, we rarely have events like these. We usually have to travel up north to attend a farmer’s market event or a vendor opportunity. The chance to bring our own community together is meaningful because it shows that we have the ability to define our own destinies. We are stronger when we come together and support businesses within our own community. The trunk show was small and casual but it brought together several other business owners from the Pleasant Grove area and it provided us with the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals who are working to improve their own corner of Dallas.
It may seem insignificant to many but hosting events like these is an opportunity to change narratives. We are hustlers and members of our community who have so much to offer, so much to give. We are #PGProud.