inspHERation Apparel, How I Built A Brand Based On My Life

Hello and thank you for visiting the inspHERation Apparel website.

My name is Misti Graham and I am the FoundHER of inspHERation Apparel, made for the inspiHERed woman. We are an apparel brand that strives to provide a message of strength, perseverance and inspHERation for all women.

The idea of inspHERation happened in what began as an emotional breakdown one night in the middle of a dark Chicago apartment a couple of years ago. That fateful night, it felt as though my life was finished and I had lost all control of what was happening to me. My marriage was over, ending in a way I could have never imagined or prepared for.

As I lay there on the floor, shattered to the core, my tears began to slowly subside and eventually gave way to an idea that would change my entire life’s purpose, mission and vision. In that moment, I realized and remembered that I had survived many previous hardships in my life such as finding and losing my 48 year-old Father to a heart attack and coming out as a gay woman at the young age of 21. Since then, I have also stood by helplessly and watched my Mother courageously fight a battle with terminal liver cancer.

But in that one life-changing moment of clarity, I conceptualized the inspHERation brand with the idea that we as women, all possess an immense, untapped strength. We don’t realize how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.

You see, it’s the indomitable nature of the female spirit that keeps us moving forward no matter what circumstances life hands us. It is the idea that through our words, choices and actions, we can not only inspire and empower ourselves to keep going as we each travel our own path and follow our own journey but one another along the way. SurvivHER, warriHER, sistHER, partnHER…ultimately everyone has a story to tell, this one is just simply mine.

My goal with inspHERation is to continually set an example of never giving up within my own life and to honor those women who, in the face of adversity, will always continue to inspiHER me.

Live InspiHERed,

Misti