Meet Nicole Washington from Vizion Productions, a 25 year-old fearless social entrepreneur from Randolph, Massachusetts who was inspired to create a clothing line that’s inclusive of all sizes because as a tall woman, it was hard for her to find clothes that fit.
You may have seen her t-shirts being worn around the city as they bear positive and affirming messages for Black people such as her signature “Black nerds unite” t-shirt or infamous “Beyonce is my President” hoodie.
Her clothing items have been worn by locals and women such as Congresswoman-elect, Ayanna Pressley.
We had the chance to catch up with Nicole at #TheQueensDinner where we chatted a little bit about her business. Check out a snippet of our conversation below.
QC: What was the “ah ha!” moment that pushed you to start Vizion Productions?
NW: I knew at a young age I wanted to create a clothing brand that was empowering and made people feel good about themselves. It took me a long time to learn how to love and accept myself, and I allowed others to affect the way I felt about me. During my undergraduate studies, I majored in social psychology and I learned about how much the world and people around us affect our thoughts. It made me even more determined to create something positive.
QC: What did it take for you to bring your business to life?
NW: Shortly after I graduated college, I invested my savings into my first business, DreamTees, which later evolved into Vizion Productions. I’ve been in business almost two and a half years and I am so grateful and proud that I took a chance and invested in myself. I have met great people and learned more about how to love myself and how to be a better human. I’m excited for where this journey takes me next!
QC: What do you aspire to accomplish through Vizion Productions?
NW: I aim to inspire and spread love with clothing, and one day I hope to have the resources to create more, reach more people, and expand my vision. I want to empower other black people, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and women like myself. This world is constantly telling us we aren’t good enough and that’s a lie that we can’t ever internalize!
And there you have it Queens! If you ever thought you were too young or didn’t have enough resources to start your business, be inspired by Nicole's story. Don’t be afraid to follow your passion and if there’s anything to take from the start of Vizion Productions, it’s to love yourself, believe in yourself and take that risk!
To learn more about Vizion Productions, check out their website!