I’ve come across some awesome people who’ve sent me some amazing items or helped me design my merch. I firmly believe in helping those who help me and so I’ve given them a spot to introduce themselves and link their shops.
Luxe Trauma: Clothing & Co.
Government name: Kellee Overling
Located in: Franklin, KY. Home of 8 rescue dogs, 1 cat and a wife of 11 years
My life, my business, and how I got here.
My business started during the pandemic but my story goes back a few years before. In 2018 my wife became ill and was diagnosed with POTS syndrome. It is a rare nervous system disorder that when exposed to different physical positions, it can cause tachycardia resulting in fainting, brain fog, incoordination and other issues. Since then, several more diagnoses have been revealed, leaving her disabled.
How does this pertain to my business you may ask? I started this as a way to make a living so I am able to care for her as she needs it full time. Our current situation does not allow for this to be paid. I do work a full time job outside of this business but sometimes I will have to miss full weeks of work to make sure she is OK, doesn’t pass out and assist with daily tasks and walking.
As I put more time into my business I began to see it grow exponentially, I watched so many YouTube tutorials, reels, read so many articles on design, marketing, art styles and still do everyday. I didn’t go to school for this, I’m just a girl with a dream to be able to afford to take care of my spouse full time. I offer 100% recyclable and biodegradable materials, from recycled kraft envelopes to biodegradable mailer bags, reusable tissue paper because there is already so much waste in the world through online shopping, no need to add more. Most of my designs are inspired by mental health, dark humor and trying to be positive in this world of bulls*** because if you don’t laugh about it, you’ll probably cry about it, and you’re too pretty to cry.
In my spare time, you’ll catch me binging on tiktoks, drawing on my iPad or sleeping, I absolutely love to sleep.