Hello Everyone! My name is Shenee' King. Ive most recently (within the past month) have decided to start-up my own PR Agency/t-shirt company. You have to ask yourself what so the two have in common but Ill explain.
Public Relations was not a career that I would have even imagined doing a couple of years ago. I went to school for English and I had dreams of becoming a writer. When I lost my job in late 2011, I was out of work, out of money and out on the street with my then 2 year old son. Instead of letting my situation get the best of me I took an unpaid internship with a PR agency located in Philadelphia. I figured anything was better than sitting at home feeling sorry for myself.
What I found out is that I excelled tremendously within the field of PR. I made connections and found myslef moving up the ladder pretty quickly. When business slowed, I was forced to find another job and I thought all that time and energy spent doing something that I loved was wasted. I took a position at a call center just to make ends meet and once again I felt lost.
In June of this year, I got a text message from a client that I had worked with and she asked me if I would like to start doing some freelance PR for her because she loved working with me. I was shocked because not only did I work with her when I was interning but she saw something in me! Saw that I was dedicated and passionate about me work and she wanted me to work for her! This came a very crucial time for me and I will forever be grateful to her.
Not only has she inspired me and brought me onboard but she has referred others to me and my business is taking off! She has also inspired me to inspire others through my words. KingME is a lifestyle. Its a way of thinking. Its motivations. Its life. I want that to come through on t-shirts. I want that to motivate and push someone else who Im sure is in the same situation that I was in.
So Im starting this fundraiser to see if people like me are interested in changing and motivating someone to do better. I have so many ideas and designs and with my PR experience, I want to market this brand to the top!