TAMPA, Fla. – A woman who never lost focus of her dream to own her own business achieved her goal through hard work and passion. Her story of perseverance is a tribute to Black heritage and is what’s right with Tampa Bay.
For Pamela Thompson, her beauty supply store, My Shade and Texture, has special meaning.
“It’s more than just a name. It’s an affirmation for women and men who look like me, to love your shade and texture,” she explained.
Thompson was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida Memorial University with a degree in psychology in 2006. She worked as a crisis counselor and a case manager, and then spent more than 10 years working at the U.S. District Court.
But she couldn’t let her dream of being an entrepreneur out