A Seat at the Table in the Wedding Industry

A SEAT AT THE TABLE. I come from a BIG family of loud, jolly Howertons. We love loudly, tell big stories, and eat big meals. As a little girl, I listened, laughed and soaked in the awesome stories told by my elders, but I had to listen to them from the kid’s table — the “outskirts.” I wanted so badly to engage — to lean in. But, I knew I couldn’t because I was — well, a child. I had to wait my turn. Oh, but when I got my seat at the grownups table, I rocked my storytelling abilities at family gatherings. But, here’s the thing — I didn’t take a space away from my elders. They simply made a place for me.

I think you know where I’m going with this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you have been paying attention, you’ve probably heard numerous black and brown wedding entrepreneurs express their desire for an opportunity to have a “seat at the table.” Why? We want to be heard; we want access to the same opportunities as our white counterparts; and we want the credibility we deserve for our breathtaking contributions to the wedding industry. It’s long overdue. It’s well-deserved. And, in the end, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.⠀

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry. Welcome! I created this blog as a resource that you can reference as you launch, run, and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining! Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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