Women all over the globe are stepping up to set an example and help other women become empowered, encouraged and unified. Two of these women are Gauthami Vemula and Renae Virata, co-founders of UGauGrrl, a Dallas-based blog and clothing company aimed at supporting and empowering women and girls “of every background”. Their site was a result of Vemula’s blog, Wheatish Complexion, where she spoke about her life as an Indian American woman, and how other women can uplift themselves and others. In a brief phone interview, I had the chance to ask the women a few questions about UGauGrrl. When asked about their inspiration for UGauGrrl, they said that they noticed girls needed more positive role models, and through a feature called Modern Muse on their blog they highlight different successful women to serve as examples to their young audience.
Regarding the future of their company, they both wish to expand and add a guideline, highlight more iconic women, add more styles to their store, and gain more visibility to more effectively convey their message, and I believe I can speak for everyone when I say I cannot wait for them to do so! [bf_image id="28xz2n8b4px996x4qbcnbb8f"] From everyone here at HerCampus, we wish them the best of luck!