Stephani Register: Continuing a Legacy - From Pecan Pies to Entrepreneurial Triumphs

"When I look at my grandchildren, they keep the flames going which make me want to push harder to keep going."

What does being a Black Female Entrepreneur mean to you?

This means continuing a legacy from which my Great-Grandmother instilled in my grandmother, who made the hustle the hustle by selling pecan pies, cleaning houses, bartering for materials, and being her own sole proprietorship in selling drinks and food, she prepared.

When the atmosphere becomes challenging, what drives you to keep going?   

Knowing who I am as a Black woman and the adversities we face’ benefitting from my enriched legacy; when I look at my grandchildren, they keep the flames going which makes me want to push harder to keep going.

What advice do you have for Black Women who may be considering entrepreneurship?

Go for it and try it.  Today, we have so many resources and support. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and give yourself grace.

Being diagnosed and/or misdiagnosed with Substance Use Disorder is profoundly isolating. Connecting with others and challenging the stigma is a vital part of healing. When people work on healing themselves, they want something to give back.  This is what we do, we give back to what was so freely giving: our life. Understanding this transformation is believing I have had this experience for a reason, and part of that reason is to help someone else who has also been struggling. Advocacy and organizing are a big way we at Recovery is Essential work our Blessings.

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