Who are you? Your Age? From?
My name is Sheena Johnson-Scott. I am a Fashion Design student at Philadelphia University and I am an aspiring fashion designer on the quest to change the world with my designs. I am 20 years of age and I am a Philadelphia native.
What do you do?
My job is school. Most of my time goes towards spending countless hours in the sewing lab and doing homework for my five classes. When I am not doing school work I am working on my fashion line, UZURI. UZURI, which means “beauty” in Swahili, represents beauty in diversity. It pulls inspiration from various cultures around the world to create beautiful pieces of clothing.
What dreams are you working toward?
I want to be an internationally-known and successful fashion designer. Additionally, I want to own multiple boutiques and a spa that offers hair, nail and body services. Once I am financially established I want to open the UZURI organization which promotes education, self esteem and positive activities for teenagers.
What motivates you to succeed?
My desire to make something of myself, as well as help others motivates me to succeed. I come from a single-parent home and I do not want to struggle to survive like I have done and continue to do. I want to be successful so that I can provide for myself, my mother and others.
What has been your biggest obstacle?
My biggest obstacle has been trying to stay in college and paying my tuition. Tuition is so expensive and as a fashion design major you have to pay for books and materials. As of right now I can not afford to pay my tuition. I can not register for classes next semester, but I know that God will work everything out for me.
What advice would you give other women?
My advice for women is to stay positive and have faith in God. Things do not always go as planned and it may seem as if you are alone sometimes but God will see you through anything if you believe.
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