“CustomTaylorred is a clothing line inspired by Taylor Patrice Gilbert, a beloved daughter, sister and friend to many. She graduated from Howard University in the spring of 2015 and a month following she took her own life.
‘Be Free’ is a saying that Taylor would commonly write in her notebooks and is the slogan of the brand. It is the message that the Custom Taylorred Family lives by and will spread to the world. This short, yet, meaningful saying will help people realize that you can live the life you envision for yourself but it is up to you to bring your vision to fruition.” —CustomTaylorred’s Instagram Page
I learned about Custom Taylorred from my best friend, Anya, who was Taylor’s roommate and her best friend, Amber’s little sister. Taylor touched many people’s lives and she is greatly missed. The slogan “Be Free” spoke to me so much, I got it tattooed on my wrist as a friendly reminder. I know Taylor is watching over my bestie and her #HowardFamily.
“#BeFreeFridays is a movement built to inspire others to take the leap of faith in pursuing their dreams.”
Recently they began a new campaign, #BeFreeFridays, and it had a lot to do with beginning Glitter & Growth. I’ve always wanted to blog and share my experiences but I never had the courage to go for it! Honestly, this was one of the sign’s I asked God for. I typically Him for three signs to show me an answer. While scrolling the gram, I saw this and it was one of my last signs to go for it. Yes, I have it on my wrist and yes, I see it daily but sometimes you need a swift smack to the face as a REMINDER. Funny how life works at times.
The family has no idea I was making this post. This isn’t the typical sponsored shoutout post. I truly believe in this movement and thank them for helping others Be Free, myself included. The brand does great things for the community. They have made donations to Africare, who works to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa, and various donations to organizations within the DC/Philly community. The brand has awesome sweatshirts, hoodies and hats. Definitely check out CustomTay. I have been eying a new hat and today is payday sssoooo… *Take My Money, Jamin*.
What is your dream? What is stopping you? I hope this encourages you to Be Free.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. — 1 Corinthians 16:13