We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Christian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, what inspires you?
I am inspired by my mother and more recently by the generation of women after me. My mom sacrificed her goals to stay home and care for her children. I often think of what she would have become had she stepped out on faith and just did her own thing. Seems that the younger generation of women are fearless. My friends and I were raised to be ladies at all times. Being sexual and just exploring ourselves was damn near forbidden. I love the Cardi B’s and the Meg the Stallions. They are relentless and just loving and enjoying life. I have decided to no longer paint the picture that was already portrayed for me and just live in my truth and be comfortable.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My brand is Fly Fit Mommy. It is a lifestyle brand that promotes positive mental health amongst women. I struggled with post-partum depression after each of my pregnancies. I felt isolated and almost like I was suffocating. It took a lot for me to come out of that alive. Since the battle of depression I thrive on motivating other women/moms that have struggled with depression.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I recently relocated to Huntsville, AL. I cannot wait for my best friend to come visit. When she hits the city, we will visit Bridge Street for some shopping, Stove House for live music and eats and Blaque for an evening cocktail.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my mother. I am always motivated by her and pushing to do all the things that she was not able to do. Her story continues through me and she raised a true boss. It is because of her that I thrive to be successful. Susan Patterson, thank you! I also would like to thank my girl Kiera Henderson for referring me for a position that lead me to the industry I am in today. Often times black people are hesitant to help pull a sit to the table and I can say had she not forwarded my resume, I may not have made it where I am, so quickly.
Images by Danielle Jordan @daniellejordanphotography