Tell us a little about yourself and your business, Young Gifted & Fly.
My name is Justyce. I am 14 years old and I will just be starting high school in the fall. Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing or painting and creating things. Young Gifted & Fly is a business I started a while ago, just to bring light to young, black, beautiful, and intelligent girls. We also sell painting with a twist kits, and the You Are Enough coloring and activity book.
What first led you in the direction of creating your coloring and activity book, You Are Enough?
I created the You Are Enough coloring and activity book after I realized that I, as a self-taught artist, was beginning to become better at my craft and wanted to share it with the world. I also felt that there has not been many opportunities for young, black girls to view themselves in this form of media.
Name a challenge you’ve faced throughout the process of publishing ‘You Are Enough’? How did you overcome it and RISE? One of the biggest challenges that I have faced in the process of publishing my book was that, because I am self-taught and in no way a professional artist, it was a challenge to for me to apply the professional look that I wanted the book to have. I overcame that challenge with time and practice. I spent time trying to perfect my digital drawing.
What advice would you give young girls who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs?
I would tell a young girl who is aspiring to become an entrepreneur to strive for the best ALWAYS!!! Also, it’s great to have someone in your corner, someone who can help you with whatever you need so that you are not alone.
What is the best way to connect with you?
Facebook: Young Gifted & Fly