Cookies and Cream Couture, Inc. – Designed by Yaritza Thompson, Inspired by Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very pleased to feature Mrs. Yaritza Thompson, CEO of Cookies and Cream Couture, Inc. on Afro Puffs and Ponytails. We love her story and her products and we are so excited to share with our followers!

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  – Mrs. Thompson, what is  Cookies and Cream Couture and what inspired you to start such an amazing and unique business?

Mrs. Yaritza Thompson: Cookies & Cream Couture, Inc. is an online boutique and community for biracial families and theirCookies and Cream picture1 trend-setting, stylish cuties!  It took me a while to come up with a name as I wanted to ensure that it was something that truly captured the essence of my beautiful, biracial family; after all, they are the inspiration behind this all.  Thus, Cookies & Cream Couture was born! 

Afro Puffs and Ponytails: How exactly did your family spark the creation of Cookies and Cream Couture, Inc.?

CandC1Mrs. Yaritza Thompson I am Puerto Rican and so very blessed to be married to my best friend who is African American.  Together, we have two beautiful children:  Zion and J’adore.  My husband, Ronnell, is a 4th grade teacher and I am currently in school and majoring in Early Elementary Education.  Growing up, I never had the extreme misfortune of dealing with racial discrimination on any level.  I couldn’t and still can’t imagine ever judging someone because of who they are culturally, what their hair looks like, or the color of their skin.  When my daughter was born she was indescribably beautiful.  She grew into an even more amazing little girl with a head full of curls; she has enough hair for three people!  Most of us would die for a head of hair like hers!  The older she got, the more she noticed that mommy was different in the ways that made her unique.  My hair was straighter, my skin was slightly lighter, and she was beginning to point those things out.  She wanted so badly to look like mommy and frequently asked why I was white and she was not.  Two months shy of J’adore’s 2nd birthday, my son Zion was born.  He too was born with the same curly locks that adorned J’adore’s tiny, precious head; however, he was born even lighter than me.  I was now the mother of two kids who, on the outside, couldn’t be any more different.  J’adore picked up on those differences and began asking even more questions.  Her innocent curiosity and longing to be like mommy and Zion broke my heart.  This was intensified as children on the playground talked about her hair, often confused by why hers was so curly and “fluffy” and theirs was straight.  This further fueled her insecurities and she started to question her own beauty.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails: Mrs. Thompson, what did you do to help your daughter with her insecurities and questions?Cookies and Cream Couture

Mrs. Yaritza Thompson:   I spoke to her about inner beauty and explained that her physical beauty was the unique way God decorated her on the outside.  I made common practice of pointing out different aspects of her personality that were beautiful.  I pointed out those things that, on the outside, made us different, but also made us special and unique.  I noticed that she started to embrace the things that set her apart, made her unique, made her J’adore.  She now looks at herself in the mirror, smiles, and with confidence tells me, “Mommy, I am so beautiful now!”  J’adores early struggle with her cultural differences is what inspired me to venture outside the box and help other families celebrate the very things that make them different. 

chdcAfro Puffs and Ponytails: Mrs. Thompson that is so wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We know Cookies and Cream Couture will do well and grow very fast.  Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Mrs. Yaritza Thompson:  I design shirts that represent the beauty of being biracial!  They are fun shirts that celebrate my daughter’s unique curly locks.  I am so excited about this new venture and would be so honored to have each of you along on this very special, personal, and blessed journey

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