“I am still grieving, I am still fighting for Black liberation, and running a business while being emotionally torn is really difficult,” she states. “Despite these considerable hardships, I am appreciative for all of the love poured into my work and I am excited to enlighten and introduce this new audience to exactly who we are and what we believe. My core values are still the same and I am reminding myself to put my energy there through it all.”

Sincerely, Tommy founder Kai Avent-deLeon has been taking a step back from her platform to do more internal and external work behind-the-scenes, some of which includes organizing on a larger scale. “For me, it’s important to move silently right now,” she says. “I’m looking at it from the standpoint of making sure that my mental, spiritual, and emotional health are intact. When we’re constantly being bombarded with all of this…

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