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Crochet Designer | Stylist | Artist | Speaker | Cheerleader for Women

Jamila's story

When I was younger, I was not comfortable with who I was...specifically with how I looked. I was always the shortest...the darkest...the skinniest, etc. Basically, I was not what was seen as the "pretty girl" coming up. Somewhere around my Sophomore year, I came into myself for lack of better terms and haven't looked back. As I have grown well into my adulthood, I have encountered countless women who just don't think highly of themselves, whether it be physically, emotionally, etc. We live in a time now where mental health concerns are exceptionally high and are often overlooked, specifically by women of color. Lots of women are suffering from low-self esteem, poor self-image, and tend to place themselves on the backburner in terms of caring for themselves. Having a healthy self-image backed with a testimony on how I got here, I would love to help other women arrive at the place of freedom in themselves as well. I want women to not only know that they're beautiful but to FEEL beautiful as well...but from the INSIDE out. In my own journey, I learned that when I looked better, I felt better and fashion became a way for me to express myself and to basically show up and take up space in the world. Using specific colors to uplift my moods, I have learned how to use my wardrobe and accessories to enhance my mental health and my goal with J. Riley is to teach other women to do the same!

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Fun

FACTS

about

Jamila

My love language is definitely food.

My formal background/schooling is in Art Education.


I'm an introvert AND an extrovert but I REALLY enjoy time alone.

I am passionate about encouraging people, especially women, and more specifically black and brown women.

I LOVE fashion and styling. I really just can’t get enough of it!

My favorite color is green.

I believe that camo and animal prints are solids.

 

My favorite season is Fall because you can REALLY show your style sense in this season. 

Got a little time?

Watch Jamila's podcast interview and get to know her better.

Wanna listen to just the audio?

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CONNECT WITH JAMILA!

Jamila Riley is more than a crochet designer! She can work with you on styling whether for personal, professional or a photoshoot. She has done presentations and workshops on various topics and is a wonderful event speaker and host to motivate your audience. Connect with her today!

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Classes/

Workshops

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And you can always shop the online store

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