Support 2 Inspire, Founder and Owner
Women Crushing It
Women To Watch For is dedicated to women of all ages that are making waves as entrepreneurs, creatives, business owners, or a woman is the definition Black Girl Magic Unscripted in walking form.
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Woman to Watch For March 2021
Tell me about yourself.
My name is Jondra Lowe. I was raised in the small, country town of Franklin, LA. I didn’t get out much as a kid and I was somewhat of an introvert. I grew up playing with my older brother’s friends. I was always the only girl and playing with them sparked my interest in basketball and football. Sports toughened me up and brought out a different side of me. I preferred picking up a ball than playing with baby dolls.
I attended schools in Bayou Vista and Baldwin during my early elementary years, and most of my friends were boys. It wasn’t until I attended the 6th grade in Franklin that I began developing friendships with girls. It was rough establishing that mark in my younger life because up until that point, I hadn’t really interacted with girls my age. As I got involved with basketball in school, I was able to develop friendships with people who shared the same interests as I did.
My freshmen and sophomore years of high school were pivotal for me mainly because of my basketball coach. He had expectations for us and held us to a standard as a team and individually, on and off of the court. As a teenager, I didn’t understand what he was trying to do for us because of my maturity level; but, when I became an adult, I started to realize that what he instilled in me plays as big part in who I am today. I always go hard and give 100% with everything I do.
Once I graduated from high school and college, I began working with the elderly. One client in particular faced major hurtles and health issues, but he was determined to reach all of his goals. His perseverance and drive inspired me to be a part of his journey to recovery, and when we beat the odds that were stacked against him, I was there to cheer him on. That moment taught me about the power of supporting others and taking pride in other people’s wins, no matter how big or small.
In 2013 when I discovered I was going to be a mother, I began to look at the world through new eyes. My daughter became my motivation to do anything by any means necessary so I could take care of things for the both of us. There were times when I didn’t know how I would make a way, but God lead me and helped me through it all. It was a series of things that I experienced through my 30 years of life that lead me to this place of peace and through my journey of purpose and self-love. Through these life lessons, I became a business owner of Support 2 Inspire.
What inspires you?
My daughter inspires me every day. Before I had her, I was a selfish individual. I believed the world revolved around me, and I didn’t take things seriously, not even God. Once she came into my life, I opened my eyes and saw things from a different perspective.
What is the purpose of your brand? What sparked your interest to create this brand?
Support 2 Inspire’s purpose is to bring awareness to how important it is to love yourself and maintain your happiness. The lessons I learned through my life experiences inspired me to create it. I also wanted to use it as a vessel to support other local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
What is your goal for your brand or company in the next five years?
I would like to see Support 2 Inspire to flourish. I would like to be in the position where I can donate more, collaborate with other brands on a state and national level, and share my personal journey with other people on a bigger scale
What is one word you would use to describe yourself? Why? I would describe myself as supportive. I had such a good support system growing up, and that trait became embedded into me.
What advice would you give to our readers?
The true key to happiness is to love yourself, unity makes the world go round, and to not be afraid to show love. Share that formula to help the next person.
How do you define Black Girl Magic?
For me, Black Girl Magic is standing in your truth, not being afraid to break barriers, accepting your flaws, and loving what makes you unique.
Where can we find more information on your brand?
My Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook can be found under the handle @Support2Inspire. To view, purchase apparel, and learn more about the brand, visit support2inspire.com.