We had the good fortune of connecting with Angel Murray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angel, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I realized that sustainable living will create the longevity that I’ve been searching for. I felt drained while I was working a job that I had to clock in for. Mind you, there’s nothing wrong with working for someone else. I guess you can say that’s how the world goes ‘round. However, I knew I had a special calling. I started tending to locs and natural hair and I felt liberated. I felt like I could move the world with my hands. Create anything I wanted! I also knew that I could take this career path to another level. The sky wasn’t even the limit. I knew I was intended to inspire others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have an intent to inspire. No matter what craft I am involved in, I always seek a deeper meaning/purpose. Escaping my bubble and venturing out definitely made that much easier. Never stay in your comfort zone. There’s never any growth there, except what you already have. Always aim for more! I learned that if you ever do get the feeling to give up, always remember what drove you to start.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my bestie was visiting, The first place I will take her is to the beach to enjoy some water sports. I enjoy Fort Lauderdale to swim because it’s not as saturated as Miami. As far as food…Miami definitely comes first! There’s plenty of brunch/dinner spots in Brickell. I love to eat and I’m sure everyone else does. Now, if you like taking pictures, Wynwood has plenty beautiful backgrounds and environments where you can catch the essence. The world is your playground.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My astounding mother has inspired me like no other. She is a graphic designer who specializes in social media managing, printing and plenty of other crafts. She’s diligent, encouraging, and grounded. My mom has been working for herself since I was born. She always taught us that self sufficiency is necessary. Especially living in the times we are now.