Life hasn't always been rainbows and sunshine for Shameika Ford. The business mogul is the epitome of the rose that grew from concrete - and is showing the world why she is a rare beauty.
Shielded from the way of the world and having to rely on self-taught knowledge to make her way, Ford learned at an early age that anything worth having, comes with a fight.
Getting pregnant at age 16 and struggling to find her mark in the world, Shameika Ford began to grow leery to what direction her life would head in, and what was to come of her future. Will she struggle? Will she fail? Will she become another statistic?
Ford had many moments of doubt - but found her inner strength to pick up the pieces, move forward and understand that her current situation wasn't her final destination.
Earning certification in phlebotomy, and in developing outreaches to help young women who fell in similar situations - Shameika Ford is one that many can look up to and aspire to be like.
Fast forward to now having several business ventures under her belt, she's showing #BlackGirlMagic, and that it is possible to not become a product of your environment.
Aside from her endeavor with her brand Rare Breeds Link Up, which is geared to give second chances and help people overcome life's curveballs and obstacles, Shameika Ford has also branched off into hair care with her highly successful company, Rare Beauty Affair.
The future is bright for our shining star, and this is just the beginning.
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