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Conversations with the Inspiring Cheyenne Buchanan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cheyenne Buchanan.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
What do you do when you don’t know what you’re doing and you want to completely waste the “practical” degree you’re still paying off? You start a clothing company, I guess.

It all started with some bad bitches, a lot of tears, and the determination to cut through the bullshit. I didn’t realize I had this thing growing inside of me until about a year ago out popped Popcorn Hoe. Like one of those “I didn’t know I was pregnant until I was giving birth over the toilet” kind of moments, ya know?

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Oh, hell no, haha, it’s been a fight every step of the way. There’s that saying “go for broke,” but really they mean “Go Broke.” I’ve had it harder than many, but easier than most, and I would never hesitate to say I’ve been blessed. Every struggle overcome is a triumph. I don’t believe that life should always be difficult, but when it comes to creating something great where’s the fun in accomplishing anything less than the impossible?

I could write a damn book on what I THINK I’ve learned haha but I’m still fuckin it up every day. All I can say is be patient with your damn self and also with others. We all make mistakes. CONSTANTLY.

Speak up for yourself and for others. Be kind but also take what is yours, and don’t give away anything (product, time, services, ideas, your body) unless you’re being properly compensated in some way. Ultimately, you are the only one that can make or break you, don’t let anyone pressure you to do anything or TO NOT DO anything. There’s no shame in the game girl.

The biggest challenge of following your dreams is figuring out what they are, the rest is just not sleeping and being stubborn as fuck.

What should we know about Popcorn Hoe Apparel? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
UNAPOLOGETIC FASHION.
Handmade clothes for real people; redefining the way that fashion can feel. Unisex apparel for the grindin’ by day flossy by night type hoe. So, come get yo pH right.

The unisex and body positive intent of the apparel highlights the mission to reclaim the derogatory nature of calling a woman or man a hoe. Focusing on the beautiful variety of human body types, our styles can be mixed and matched for any occasion. Our Airport Couture aesthetic represents the “grindin’ by day, flossin’ by night type hoes” mentality.

But Popcorn Hoe is more than just apparel; it is a collaborative, multi-level experience designed as a platform for our squad to show off their unique talents, as well as promote their distinctive design.

With the inclusion of design, performance, and event production, Popcorn Hoe Apparel has fostered a full spectrum, talented team of “hoe-llaborators.” Each member is driven by the desire to empower people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to love themselves and to pursue their passions.

As we bring that New Orleans spirit to LA, we hope you will join us in creating this HOE NEW WORLD.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
My mother and grandmother were the OG’s that showed me the strength and non-physical beauty every woman has inside her. But I am constantly inspired by anyone — male or female — who triumphs over adversity. I am amazed at our capacity for joy and strength of spirit in spite of hardships and injustice.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.popcornhoeapparel.com
  • Phone: 206.972.2948
  • Email: popcorn.hoe.apparel@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @popcorn.hoe.apparel

Image Credit:
Sophie Lin Berard, Randy P Schmidt

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