I want to take a minute and shout out my friend, my sister in style and partner in business - April Joy.
Her style is crazy dope don't you agree?!
April and I met in the late 80s and became close friends through our love for fashion and bike riding. On any day you could catch us cruising the neighborhood on our purple and pink bikes in matching shirts, cut-off shorts, and Keds tennis. Whether it was a dance contest against some sassy little girls on another block or a new TLC song to learn, we were down for the cause. April and I were a team then and still are a team now.
When we were younger, we made a pact that we wouldn't cop any pleas with anyone or for anything (we stole the phrase from a rap song probably). We often refer to this on the low as CNP (copping no pleas). To us this meant that we were going to go hard at any cost and not give in or up.
I hope we continue to reach new heights together and continue to be down for the cause. Keep your head up Coop and keep styling on 'em....and remember CNP for life!!!!
- Samjah Iman