Beyond Clexa is getting off to a fantastic start. Lanie’s ideas for new and bold designs have been a consistent flow of excitement for us! She has a keen eye for matching pop culture with LGBTQ characters and has been working tirelessly at our new Logo and all promotional material.
I’ve been handling the paperwork and financial side of things, for now. I can’t wait to get all these forms out of my face, so I can get reacquainted with my sewing machine. I’m looking into grants for small business’ that are not only for Women, but for LGBT Women of color (I am Filipino and Irish and Lanie is Mexican and Filipino). Hopefully even a small grant can get us the tables and travel for different conventions, so we can showcase our products and grow our business.
We have so much hope for this venture into promoting LGBTQ designs and products. We are planning to do products that hasn’t been done en mass, I say en mass, because if you look on Etsy, Ebay and Redbubble, everything has been done before. Our goal is to give the LGBTQ community fresh designs, fun, upbeat content and we want to break sterotypes (and make fun of a few of them while we are at it).
So break out those hiking boots or Birkenstocks and flannel shirts. We got the U-Haul packed! It’s going to be a hell of a ride if you choose to follow us while we continue to build our business and write our story.