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Community Highlights: Meet Tasha Featherstone of STFU

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tasha Featherstone.

Hi Tasha, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In elementary school, I would find things around the house to take to school and sell. In middle school, I would buy candy in bulk and resell it at school. I loved all things business! Although I wasn’t taught entrepreneurship, I knew I didn’t want to be limited on the amount of money I could make. However, it wasn’t until college that I knew for sure I didn’t want to work for anyone else and that I needed to start something for myself. Up until this point, the goal was to become the CEO of someone else’s dream. I wanted to climb the corporate ladder of a Fortune 500 company.

Once the world of entrepreneurship was blown open, there was no closing that door. Even while working different 9-5’s, I was always working on building something for myself on the side. Now I’ve figured out that I’m a serial entrepreneur. I have my edgy urban clothing brand, called STFU, carrying over 500 items for women & men that grasp the attention of everyone who sees it. I have released two singles, “Go Head” and “Sophistiratchets” under my artist name, Que’T. I have also self-published a couple of books that are available on Amazon. I tend to focus more on passive income business moves, so I know this is only the beginning for me!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
My life hasn’t been a smooth road. That tends to be the biggest obstacle when it comes to my business. When negative events transpire in my personal life, I tend to avoid anything work-related. My mental health can be fragile at times. Since I’m aware of this, I remove items from my plate when I’m going through something that negatively affects me mentally. That can range from a day or two to a month or two. Besides fighting with my mind, money was always an obstacle. I got really good at finding free/cost-efficient ways to accomplish business tasks. All the challenges I’ve endured taught me how to think outside the box.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
STFU is an edgy urban clothing brand with bold and creative designs, carrying over 500 items for women & men that grasp the attention of everyone who sees it. It’s for the person who is bold and confident with who they are. You’re living your best life and all the naysayers can STFU!

STFU started because I was fed up.

As much as I smile and try to make others happy, I deal with managing my depression on a constant basis. Not wanting words to come out of my mouth or just wanting to lay in bed and silently cry all day. I carry a lot of shame for not having my own voice. This is why STFU is so powerful to me. Cause it came at a time where I started to find my voice. Where I started to stand up for myself and speak up. Promising myself to never be silenced again.

Once you realize everyone has an opinion for or against whatever it is you want to do, you stop caring and “do you” unapologetically! It’s your life to live. Everyone should express their individuality freely. We just want to be a tool for the movement.

Hearing the stories from my customers about how good they felt receiving positive attention from their outfits is my favorite part about the business. Knowing I’m making a difference in someone’s life is more rewarding than any payment could be.

The designs you find are going to be loud, bold, and unapologetic. I want everyone to feel that type of confidence and power. Let us help you feel self-confident and make a major statement!

What makes you happy?
What makes me happy is making a positive impact on someone’s life. Whether that be a friendly gesture, providing resources/connections, or simply good business or life advice. Also, spending quality time with my loved ones laughing and playing games together.

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Image Credits
DruskiMedia Photospherestudios Tasha Featherstone The Real 1221 Photography Valentin Prudeaux Photography

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