I was the chocolate drop in my family. My mother is extremely light skinned, my sisters are light skinned and I was always called ugly, no man would ever want me, all I am is book smart, there’s nothing special about me. So think about hearing that from the time you were born until about 15 years of age. My mother said those things to me. My mother never liked me. My father was a drug addict so he was kind of in and out. So for the first 15 years of my life, which are the crucial years that you bond with your parents, I didn’t bond. So my grandparents came along when I was 15-years-old, brought me into their house and showed me a lot of love. The person you see today is a reflection of my grandmother Precious and my grandfather Raymond.
I am an attorney and a serial entrepreneur. My first company is Curvy Girlz Lingerie, the ultimate shopping experience for full figured divas and plus size fashionistas. My second company is Perfect Pitches by Precious, which is an elevator pitch company. So if you’re looking for ways to pitch yourself—let’s say you want to be on Shark Tank, let’s say you want investors, let’s say you want to say something at a networking event that really stands out, I’m the woman to see because I am the #KillerPitchMaster, why? Because I kill all comepetion. I’m a 13 time champion.
I feel like whatever your mess is will totally be your message in the end. I’ve had to overcome parents who didn’t love me, sexual molestation, physical abuse, mental abuse and all kinds of things. The only thing that kept me going was God. When I was 5-years-old he told me I was going to be a star. And watch what happens this year. You’re about to see me blow up all over the place, and I’m 245 LBS saying it, so I’m like, Oprah, love you, Wendy Williams, love you but it’s time for a new sheriff to be in town.
What I tell young girls is, anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I left the hood of St. Louis, Missouri when I was 18-years-old, I went to Spelman College on a full ride, when to Georgetown University on a full ride and got kicked out in 2002, went to Rutgers University on a full ride for law school, had a nervous breakdown in 2004, finished in 2006, came to New York in 2007, passed the bar on my first try and that was just the beginning of my journey. No matter what you go through, it’s all for a reason and it usually has nothing to do with you, it has to do with everybody around you seeing your journey and seeing what’s possible so keep going no matter what.
– Precious Williams