b&b166 DDJA Kisha Velazquez of Junior Baby Hatter

This week we have a special DDJA interview with Markisha Velazquez, founder of Junior Baby Hatter, Tiny Caps for Tiny Chaps.

Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and talk about the real.
It’s not easy to start your own business and it’s even harder when it feels like you have to explain to your family what you do every time you see them, when you walk into an event and can count on one hand the PoC in the room, when you try to ask for what you’re worth, but don’t want to get passed over for the next person.
We ask folks to leave their shiny pictures and Instagram highlights at the door and tell us what it’s really like to do the work, put in the time, and devote your life to your work.

Junior Baby Hatter specializes in handcrafting Tiny Caps for Tiny Chaps, providing the perfect accessory that adds a fun and polished look to your little gentleman’s wardrobe. JBH also gives 10% of their sales to the Covenant House Mother and Child Center, where homeless mothers can seek care and education for themselves and their children. For more information on JBH and Covenant House, check out their site: http://www.juniorbabyhatter.us/giving.html

Music featured in this episode:
1). My Hat – Illustrate
2). Hats Off – The Crest
3). Hats – Katani

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