My name is Saudia. (Saw-dee-ya). No, I’m not named after the country,I’ve been through a lot since moving to the US from my beautiful home country Guyana.
I came here, you see, with plans of starting a family since I had just gotten married, but that ended soon after my child was born in one of the scariest experiences of my life. I can still remember how I was shaking and how heartbroken I felt when I was threatened with divorce, losing my beautiful newborn baby boy in a country where I knew no one. I felt hopeless that I could ever survive here.
The idea of being a single mom was terrifying. I had no idea how I’d ever take care of myself and a whole child, it definitely became better as the days went by, after all we are never given more than we can bear.
If anything, my sweet little baby kept me sane and kept inspiring me to do better and better every day.
But I have survived, and I’m doing loads better than I ever thought I would. What’s that saying? ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ I’m living proof that I got stronger in ways I could never imagine.
Soon after becoming a single mom, I impulsively bought a sewing machine. At first I procrastinated learning, but once I started to learn and get a hang of things, I got more confident and decided to share what I made online.
I received so much support, that to the pleasure of my followers I launched as a business on Etsy.
Now I had dreams of being a fashion designer as a child, but later as I grew it seemed to become more and more unrealistic to achieve, so I did what any other millennial would do, I turned to YouTube and began teaching myself everything I could about sewing, fashion design, and business.
I know I’ve got a long way to go before I’m in the place I want to be, but I’m getting there, and I can’t wait to share more of it once I get there.
I have dreams of becoming a huge business that not only satisfies my creativity and well, let’s be real, my bills. I want to be able to be a source of support for young single mothers, the ones that come out of abusive relationships, the ones that like me came to this country expecting something better for herself and future family.
I want to be able to help everyone I can that needs it, in any way that I can, and I’m grateful for the chance to do so.