We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy Fleuridor and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nancy, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from a beautiful town called St Louis Du Nord in Haiti. I am 100% haitian all red and blue in my blood. My background helped impact me in a lot of positive ways. Being 100% Haitian has taught me to appreciate the things I have because it can all be taken away. Haiti is known for not having electricity in various parts. The people who have them are either priveledge or they have families giving them support. Ive experienced seeing a person cooking and the lights get turned off while prepping dinner for their families. Transitioning to the U.S, When I am home I turn off the lights when I am not using them and there is a big space in my heart for gratitude.

I am resilient, I am ambitious, I am determined and consistent because of of my upbringing. I saw a lot when I was younger and I made a choice to become the things I just mentioned.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The thing that sets me apart in the creative world is me. I have something in me that others do not. It’s rare, it’s funny, it’s genuine and I am me offline and online. I’ve added my native language to my brand because I want to encourage My Haitian roses too. It brings me great joy to relate to them. I am most proud about taking a leap of faith and launching my business NFOFFICIAL, LLC! I wanted to give the girls something tangible to make them feel extra beautiful.

I started talking to God at a young age. I remember telling him I want to be a business woman. I want to show girls how to be confident in themselves. I loved that since I was young! That conversation bought me to who I am today professionally, I was able to use what comes naturally to me and turn it into a business.

I pray alot, I journal, I have people I can go to when life gets hectics and I encourage myself alot when challenges come! Along the way, I learned my goals are mine to accomplish. I stopped taking it personal when I would ask for help and people did not come through for whatever reason, I took mental notes and kept it moving.

I want the world to know as a girl who came from Haiti, a country where people don’t usually thrive due to lack of resources, I want girls to see me and have hope and be encouraged on their journey. I want my brand to encourage and make girls and young women feel beautiful right where they are.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My bestie and I would go to Hook N Reel because I love food! The food is not only good, but it is filling!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shout out GOD because hello, the creator did a bomb job when he created me. I am forever grateful for his mercy. I want to shout out my parents, I have loving Haitian parents (Hey mom and dad!) My mentor, Ketline Bazile, Sherline Lindor, my Zuzu for all the transparent conversations in our native language and I want to shout out all of my Roses who sees my vision and encourages me to keep going to inspire them as I do.

Website: Www.nfofficial.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancyfleuridor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nancyfleuridor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfleuridor

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_BS7oHxm3-LkezDfM_xbRA

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