We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeffrey Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeffrey, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As a fashion merchandising major at NC&T I already had my sights set on design. Eventually I launched my own clothing line HTDOGWTR, that landed in stores nationally.
"Love, a word that comes and goes, but few people really know what it means to really love somebody." - Kirk Franklin
When we think about the notion of love, its easy to get caught up in the fairytale ideal of what love means and lose perspective on what GOD ultimately intended when it comes to how we relate to others - be it our family, friends, or the people we happen to pass by along our life’s journey.
Some things seemingly go without saying and other things just DON'T! Why is the notion and concept of BLACK LIVES being important lost upon the broader society? While we can draw a parallel and link between what has, in fact and indeed, eroded the soul of the racist American patriarchy that most have come to associate as “the land of the free” which paradoxically is the very homestead of the voiceless, the unheard, the marginalized, and exploited black people. It is indeed exhausting to consider that as black people we must defend our very existence in a land for which...
(Pictured above: Belle Rain designing hats for Never 2 Fly 2 Pray)
In times of challenge we must look at the opportunity that exists in each moment for growth, restoration, and transformation. Within this time of pandemic there are many devastating realities that have surfaced. However, as with most all adversity, within it lies a seed of hope and opportunity. For our family, this has been a time to refocus and bind together all the more. It has also been a time to prioritize our inner and outer health and healing. We are being all the more thoughtful about what we consume and we are finding new ways to connect with those we love, with social-distancing measure in place.