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Monday’s Madame: Stacy Edey, MA
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Why she inspires us: Stacy Edey, MA, is the motivational and inspirational founder of Urban Mosaics. Her company specializes in promoting the beauty of hair, self-esteem and confidence for women of all shapes and sizes by depictions of wearable art (t-shirts). Stacy started Urban Mosaics after being laid off from her full-time job in Human Resources as she embarked on her own journey of returning back to her natural hair.
Stacy, being a single-parent and homeowner, started and founded Urban Mosaics with her own capital as a way to prove to herself and others that there are no limits on what women can aspire to achieve professionally — all while being dedicated, loving, supportive and actively involved mothers. Stacy returned to college as a 28-year-old single mother, and not only made the Academic Excellence list, she graduated from college while working full-time.
Directly after finishing undergraduate school, Stacy went on to earn a graduate degree and was elected class speaker by her peers. After receiving her Master’s Degree at 34, she then regained full-time employment as she continued working hard in her entrepreneurial endeavor. Urban Mosaics began creating Afrocentric t-shirts promoting the beauty of curly and kinky hair in eco-friendly material (100% organic cotton) made right in the USA. Stacy’s company has now been established as a reputable growing business that’s been featured in Dayton, Ohio’s local newspapers and television news stations.
Urban Mosaics’ t-shirts are now sold in a Whole Foods Market in Mason, OH, and are also available for purchase in the Urban Handmade Boutique located in Yellow Springs, OH. Stacy hopes to use her life as a platform to inspire women to believe in their entrepreneurial endeavors, all while being confident in themselves and knowing their curly to kinky hair is part of their beautiful and unique being. She is a game changer that inspires women to realize they are more than their circumstance.
Follow Her: @UrbanMosaics
Follow Urban Mosaics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanMosaicsLLC
Check out Urban Mosaics’ Site: http://urban-mosaics.com/