Today we’d like to introduce you to Tarnesha Sanders.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Tarnesha. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
From a young age, I’ve always been interested in some form of creative arts. My mother has always been into fashion and created her own music so growing up around that had definitely rubbed off on me. I got accepted into Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing and Visual Arts where I majored in Theater Arts. Booker T is where I discovered my love for fashion, costume design and accessories. I was behind the scene with almost every production show either learning or styling costumes. I also loved putting together these different pieces of clothing or accessory items to express my style with my own wardrobe as well. I then branched off to University of North Texas where I studied and graduated in Fashion and Sociology.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Throughout it all, the road wasn’t easy. As a child, I grew up in a domestic violence household until the age of 5. Believe it or not, this unfortunate situation really does take a toll on someone so young and will follow you well into adulthood. No one actually talks about the children that witness’s domestic violence but it is vital that people understand the detrimental effect it can have on one’s life. I remember hearing it in the middle of the night and being afraid to move. Being afraid to go to the bathroom. I was terrified of voicing my opinions or asking the wrong questions to anyone. I eventually learned how to bottle up my feelings and emotions over time as I grew older. I lost my voice. I started struggling with my weight and my self-esteem dropped pretty low. Then followed my confidence. I always thought that I was pretty but didn’t feel it. I always knew that I had a talent but did not believe in it. I often looked for ways to improve my appearance but for the wrong reasons and not for myself. It was not until I was older that I realized that I am not the only one who has ever felt this way. Many women go through the exact same things as myself; lack of confidence and a whole lot of self-doubt. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago, that I began to learn how to love myself. How to trust myself. How to believe in myself.
It is my passion to use my gift to uplift and motivate women to be the best they can be. No matter your past circumstances, do not let that define who you are going to be but let that MOTIVATE you to be the person you WANT to be. I strive to provide motivational and inspirational messages through my jewelry, workshops, or any services that I offer to help with the journey of accepting and loving yourself a little bit more each day.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Tarr Boutique – what should we know?
Tarr boutique brings uplifting inspiration and changes to women’s lives by enhancing her outward beauty with alluring handmade and custom jewelry and accessories. Tarr offers various workshops, jewelry parties, and fashion tips to women anticipating that it will pervade inward helping each woman build her confidence and self-esteem. Tarr Boutique is also a proud partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Their focus is to “Help Women Now” by providing help and inspiring hope to those who are affected by breast cancer through early detection. The LindaDiane Collection is to honor my grandmother Linda who was diagnosed with breast cancer. By the grace of God, through early detection, she was able to get the necessary treatment. Her journey meant so much to me as I witnessed her strength and her teaching me the true meaning of faith. 15% of proceeds for each item in the LindaDiane Collection will be donated to NBCF to help women now!
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I thank God for strategically placing people in my life at the right time. Everyone that I have ever crossed paths with has helped play a part in molding me into the woman I am today. My family and close friends are some of my biggest motivators. I want to also give credit to my clients, they have supported and encouraged me to keep doing what I love.
- Website: JustTarr.com
- Email: ImJustTarr@gmail.com
- Instagram: ImJustTarr
- Facebook: ImJustTarr
- Other: Tarr Boutique
Picture taken by @soneillphoto. (Photo with lady in red)