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Community Highlights: Meet Miya Lathers of SOUGA LLC

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miya Lathers.

Hi Miya, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My journey to self-growth & love started when I had my son, not immediately after but around the time he was about 1 1/2 years old. I’ve been raising him by myself with the help of my mom since day one of him being on earth. It was struggle not knowing what or how to even be a mom correctly, especially by myself. Around that same time, I ended up meeting someone, instant connection to where everything was rushed. It ended so quickly &  it made me want to go harder in finding out who I am, where I want to be, & where I can go. So, I loc’d my hair 02/2020. It was a journey within itself. Since then, I’ve been learning about self-love, self-worth, crystals, herbs, anything just natural & beautiful in this world. I ended up making my own loc spray & shared it on social media. I got so much feedback that I thought I could turn this into a business. So fast forward to 12/2020, I got my LLC for my business, SOUGA. In the mix of it all, I fell back in love with the person who hurt yet showed me my worth in ways I never knew. I faked my happiness for so long with them, yet again. I re started therapy, I put all my focus back into me, my son, & my business, I did a mini launch of my business (addsomesouga.com) & I have been able to connect with & meet some amazing people along this entire journey to finding me. To be nominated for this was such a blessing I needed, even if it doesn’t go in a way I would like, just seeing that email made one of the worse days in months turn me into a smile letting me know that people are watching me. I share everything from when I’m down, to when I’m up. So that people can honestly see the life of a real person trying & not someone who just wants to be social media famous. I try my hardest to stay focused, be a better mom, be a good person, & just hope for the best in all that I do in this life while I still can. I am the one learning & the one willing to break all the generational curses we have faced for far too many years. SOUGA is the way I help others heal. From herbs, to how I make my items, to the little notes I write with each order. My happiness comes from wanting to heal as many people as I can while still healing me at the same time. That brings me all the peace I can ever need.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
This road has not been smooth at all! I’ve moved from my parents about 3 times just to end back home again thinking I was ready to be & live with someone. I’ve gotten my heart broken all those 3 times by the same person. I felt like a bad mom, like an unworthy person, I felt the lowest of lows to where my depression & anxiety took me back into their arms, wanting me to end it again. But I kept looking at my son knowing I couldn’t place that pain upon him seeing how much he truly loves me. I even have a tattoo on a unalome on my neck, always reminding me that road is not easy, a few bumps & curves during the ride but I will make it to the end with my head held high.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
SOUGA stands for Saving Our Unique Girl Aberrations.

This was my way for other people & even myself to know that it is okay to be different from the normal. To be unique. To stand out & be proud & happy of who you are, whatever you are, in any form you choose to be.

So often crystals, herbs, & even self-love is honestly looked down upon, when in reality is makes people feel better when they learn who they truly are. Since starting this business I’ve been blessed with connections that lead me places I never knew I could be. The aura that radiates from me is something I never felt before in life. I make herbal bath soaks, teas, body scrubs, yoni steam, & even adding in items for men for their own self care journey, along with crystal jewelry, & adding on as I go & learn. I will also be introducing a self-care/mental health talk for those who really need a way to know they are not the only ones facing the things they are afraid to talk about, it’ll be so beneficial to those that are iffy about therapy but that are also willing to watch & maybe even join in & release as well.

Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
My risk taking it is, I have never been social media famous, maybe 400-500 followers, I work a regular 9-6 getting paid every 2 weeks, handling day care weekly, car note, phone bill & insurance money, thankfully no rent bill thanks to staying with my mom (lol) but it leaves me with nothing, yet I opened up a credit card  because I have so much faith in knowing this business will take off one day, maybe not today or tomorrow, but my faith is telling me sometime soon, it’ll get the recognition it deserves to have. I put everything in faith, I might make a sale one day, then none for the next week, but I won’t give up on my dream because once my faith is in me, I can conquer it all. Being shy & so to myself, I stepped out big time wanting to do this, knowing it will help someone. The risk is not knowing when or how. But I’m doing it to make my life easier, healthier, & more meaningful one day.

Pricing:

  • Bath soaks 13.13 –
  • Crescent Crystal moon 5.55
  • Bullet point key chains 4.44
  • Waist / ankle beads 2.22
  • Bullet point crystal necklace 8.88
  • Teas $15, with fruit added $20
  • Foot soak for guys $13.13 – coming with a line of items just for the men for self care
  • Herbal pre rolls – 9.99

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