Mission
To inspire people to work together to build a more vibrant and stronger community.


Vision
A landscape where everyone has access to the tools and strategies needed to success.
Jennifer Arlem Molina | Bio
206
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-206,ajax_updown,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

Jennifer Arlem Molina

I’m not perfect. I never claim to be. Nor do I pretend to be. I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind, to take a stand, to draw the line. I’m just a young woman trying to obtain success through hard work and dedication. I attempt to see life in a way that others are blind to. I know I can’t change the world, but I can definitely make a difference. I cherish everyone and everything in my life. At the end of the day, I sit back and just remind myself I’m truly blessed.

When everything felt random and disconnected—when my greater purpose was not obvious—it was time to sit down and do the work. To stop looking to the future for my answers and instead be present. To peel away the layers to find the dots. They were there all along, as they are for each of us. And so, I made the decision to stop living by a life bound to limitations and decided to follow my heart. I stopped chasing the societal idea of “success” to follow my own dreams.

I frequently reference my childhood experiences as a source of inspiration for everything I do. Born and raised in one of the most artistically collaborative cities in Mexico, I am no stranger to distinctive forms of art. All of these was then complemented by my grandmother who enriched my life with her encouragement in the arts, dancing, painting, and writing. At the age of 12, my life was then again enriched with the American experience of immigration. Cultural immersion is always accompanied with culture shock; but, I somehow evaded the latter by becoming culturally intrigued in my new home, the culturally progressive Seattle, Washington. At the age of 16th, my mother provided me with the opportunity to study in Paris. It was there where I developed a love for art history and became intrigued and fell in love with the work of Picasso, Rothko and Basquiat.

until the end design

The sacrifices my mother made when she left her native Mexico for the U.S. were constantly in the back of my head. In 2003, while studying at the University of Washington; I found myself panicking about life. Even with the financial advantages my parents provided me with, I was still at a disadvantage. As a first generation immigrant college student, it was up to me to figure out to navigate the education system in the United States. I didn’t know who how or where to ask for the help I desperately needed. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study or how to go about figuring out without acquiring more student loans. College wasn’t easy; but I found my way around. After some trial and error, I realized that nothing makes a person fail faster than not keeping yourself accountable.

 You see, there’s a version of ourselves slightly ahead of where we are now. This “you” isn’t perfect, but he or she is a little more organized, gets up a little earlier, is a little better at focusing on the task at hand. It’s the person you know you could be if you just tried a little harder. It’s not scary impossible, but you’ll have to push to get there. I started thinking outside the box, setting goals for myself and focused my energy on one major change at a time.

I decided to pursue an art degree and allowed creativity to be the outlet that provides me with balance. I bought my first domain and put my basic skills to the test. In less than I month, I had a website, a blog and my first ever business cards. I found myself collaborating with other creatives and reading books to learn new strategies. I attended whatever business workshop I could find on campus and joined student groups to expose myself to more opportunities.

Before the end of 2008, I had a small client list made up of nightlife businesses and young dreamers like myself trying to make something of themselves. I was also provided with the opportunity to showcase my artwork at different galleries and landed a front page magazine feature with a full spread. It was at that moment, I decided to take a leap of faith and take the entrepreneurship route. While a 9 to 5 can give you the income you need to live comfortably. For me, that just wasn’t enough. I embarked on a journey of self-discovery to identify my true passions and purpose in life. As I said, I’m not perfect, nor do I pretend to be. I can’t change the world, but I can make a difference. I hope my story inspires you to be bold, be brave, be you.

We all have a story to tell.
The worst mistake we can make in life is thinking that other people don’t care what we have to say. I bet you have a story to tell. Will you tell it? No one can tell your story better than you can. Chances are, you will help others and yourself in the process.