It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers featured in the October issue are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum. Read our full rundown of trailblazers here.
Sydney Rameé Buffalow, or Cr8tionrebel, is the owner of sustainable styling boutique, Pack Light DC. Buffalow values honesty — which naturally includes a certain level of authenticity that’s required for her sustainable boutique, located in the U Street corridor of Washington, D.C.
Advice that keeps you hungry
Let go and pack light. At Pack Light DC, our motto is letting go of what no longer serves you so you can welcome in more abundance. And remember to pack your own light and shine bright. If we all pack our individual light, then together, we can balance the darkness.
What your day is incomplete without
Giving thanks to the creator for all I have accomplished, and the courage to complete or handle what I have not.
Your power outfit remix
I think remixing the power outfit begins with confidence. If you believe in and love yourself, any outfit is a power outfit.
What every entrepreneur needs
Honesty. Be really honest with yourself about your goals and expectations.
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