• UIC Contributor • Money + Career
Meet Renee-Alexandria. She’s a 12-year veteran, entrepreneur, a mother, and a woman in charge. Renee is a Canadian born, American raised, black woman. She’s been a business owner for 13 years. She's a person who believes in not only achieving monetary success but achieving emotional, spiritual, financial success in anything and everything she does. Her goal at Blk-ed is to help people. She's definitely about her money and helping others break generational curses. I recently purchased some products from her website, and I'm in love with my bag. It looks and feels like me.
1.) What's the story behind your business?
"I actually started Blk-ed because of my daughter, Samnia. She was starting school, and I couldn’t find a backpack for the life of me that had a little brown or black girl on it. It was the hardest thing to search for, and after trying many stores and many places, I took my search online. I couldn’t find anything there, either, so I decided to create one. When I created one, I had other mothers ask me where I go. I said that I made it, and they wanted some. When I started to make all of these backpacks, I realized that there was nothing out for me, there was no representation of me in fashionable accessories.