We had the good fortune of connecting with LaPorsche Michelle Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaPorsche Michelle, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
As a parent and an African American in today’s society, it Is very important that my children see me in a strong, risk taking, Entrepreneurship lane; such as being a small business owner. My children are the reason behind my brand K&L Creations as my son’s name is Khayden and my daughters name is Londyn. They know that they inspire me everyday to live for them. The most important thing that I’ve shown my children, Is to be a leader and if you can dream it you can achieve it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Professionally, I have been teaching for about 13 years now. I currently teach Pre-K. I love shaping young minds,and giving our future leaders of the world the best chance at becoming great. My kindergarten teacher went above and beyond, to ensure that I succeed. It’s because of her that I ultimately became a teacher. I grateful that my struggles in life built me, and showed me that I can be whatever I put my mind to. I graduated CSUDH May 2013 with a B.A in Psychology,and in June of that same yr. I graduated from El Camino college with a Early Childhood Development Certificate. Becoming a mother only motivated me to fight harder and leave my children a legacy and an example of a hard working individual of color. I want the world to know that my brand represents the everyday woman, the working mom who struggles to look pretty. For the girl who walks in her confidence and flaws. K&L Creations represents beauty, fashion, and the beauty in all cultures. It’s not just lipgloss it’s a brand.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, we would visit a nice chilled massage parlor to relax. We would each have our own personal room with a small glass of wine to unwind. We would then head down to the Beach for a Covid safe Gondola ride, enjoying the sights of Belmont shore and Naples. Our taste buds would be overflowing with sweet corn roasted, and butterfly garlic shrimp.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
K&L Creations was inspired by my two heart beats my children. They’ve literally helped me pick my colors ,and I’ve gained great insight from there creative minds. All of my strength to continue to revamp,and build my brand I get from my babies. I would also like to thank GOD because without him I wouldn’t even be alive. My spiritual insight and faith in God has always lead me down the right path. Every blessing, my brand encounters comes from GOD. I Thank him.
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