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Conversations with Gericka Proctor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gericka Proctor.

Hi Gericka , it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for sharing your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Hello, my name is Gericka Proctor. My journey started with photography. A small Instagram page with a variety of photos. From food to family, friends, and everyday life. This was a major transition to the sunglasses brand. The sunglasses idea came from my personal preference. I would typically wear aviators because my eyes are sensitive to light. So, the dark lenses would help my vision on a sunny day. I sat one day thinking about how much money I spent on sunglasses, and the number of sunglasses I had was insane. I could start my line and sell them for an affordable price. Who doesn’t want affordable shades with outstanding quality and warranty? My goal was to create a brand. A brand that’s stylish, fun, colorful, and vibrant. My future goal is to open a small, branded sunglasses store in the Central West End of St. Louis, MO. If you purchase G portfolio shades, be sure to tag us on all social platforms, and we will re-post. Thank you to all my family, friends, and supporters. This journey will continue, and remember the purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced?
I started my journey in 2020. The pandemic limited supplies and decreased my revenue for 7-8 months. I thought about quitting. I stopped posting on social media, and I wanted to deactivate my website. There was so much money going into a business that wasn’t growing. My mother was my inspiration. She pushed me to work through the struggle. She was also a great example by starting her own business and working through the mistakes made in the beginning process. She’s thriving now and her business is doing well.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My passion has always been television and radio. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. I worked in property management for five years. 2021 I quit my full-time job and went full-time as an actress. What sets me apart is that I’m doing both at the same time and I believe that I will succeed. I am most proud of my sacrifice to follow my biggest dream and becoming an entrepreneur. Doing both was truly challenging but I pushed through, and many people give up. The true blessing comes from passion, hard work, and consistency.

Any big plans?
My plans are to live out my passion and dreams. My passion is to be the best at what I love. I love to act and be an entrepreneur while doing it all.

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