It has been a busy year for Georgina Bailey who launched CDB beverage company in Harlem. The mompreneur and creative keeps her grind going one teabag at a time. Now as Ark Republic’s first small business partner, we hope you enjoy her beverages as much as we do.
In 2012, my sister, Diane, was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. Her chemotherapy treatments often rendered her nauseous for days. Additionally, her tumors hurt regularly.
Before the diagnosis, Diane would enjoy a “little green” with her friends. During her cancer treatment, when she could stomach it, she would eat tiny slices of cannabis-infused brownies. However, without a consistent way to measure dosage, finding alternative routes of ingestion became a priority.
So, she asked me if it was possible to make her cannabis dosage into a tea. With a little experimentation and guidance from her Jamaican Grandmother’s “green roots tea,” we settled on what is now known as Teas by G.
I found great pleasure in teabag-making, so I continued to make tea bags for Diane, as well as for her close circle of friends to enjoy. The tea bags allowed Diane to comfortably, and confidently choose the correct amount of medicine to combat her symptoms. She used G’s Teas until she passed away in February of 2014.
For me, success looks like expansion. Now, G’s Teas have our eyes set on becoming a franchise, thus enabling others with the opportunity to build generational wealth. My success is their success. There’s room at the table for all of us.
I love what I do, and some days it’s hard, but what keeps me going is the desire to contribute to society in a positive. The desire to see others flourish. The desire to heal. Plus I like the checks 😁
Teas by G partners with Ark Republic.
Our first small business partner, Teas by G strikes up partnership. If you go to the Teas by G website. When you put in code: ARKREP you get 25% off of your order.
How to connect to Teas by G.
Ark Republic is ending the year with a series of mixed-media stories of hope, empowerment, leadership, courage, brilliance family and affirmation. We want to enter into the New Year with a community collaboration called, “The Light Series.”
The Light Series is a month-long exploration of all things light and love. So, we invite you to walk with us. Even, we ask that you participate in highlighting those in your community who need some shine, or even yourself, your business or your superpower.
Our first week, December 1 to December 7, we will feature stories of innovators in our communities. Next, from December 8 to December 15, we share stories of inspiration from our entrepreneurs. Afterwards, from December 16 to December 25, we explore spiritual, religious and family traditions, as well as, winter rituals. Finally, from December 26 to January 1, we will end the series with stories of affirmation and forward movement in this next cycle, 2020.
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