I'm Renata Hoskins, founder of Renata's Boutique and creator of Regular Ren - a jetsetting fictional character who's always there to remind you that you're joyful, beautiful, and powerful.
My "Regular Ren" moment - the moment I burst through my glass ceiling - started in high school.
I entered a scholarship competition to win $1500. The contestants were asked to write an essay about why they should be given the scholarship.
I wrote about how I was raised by a legally blind single mother with a rare eye disease, and how we lived in a single wide trailer on my grandparents property.
I said that given the opportunity, I would graduate college, start a career, and - most importantly - give back to the community.
I was awarded first place.
Through diligence and determination I've accomplished everything I promised in that essay, leading countless philanthropic events, working with at-risk youth and supporting teenage survivors of sex trafficking.
Renata's Boutique is an invitation to join me. It's a place where your purchases continue support humanitarian efforts around the world.