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Meet Kathy Diaz of DRPN GLD

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathy Diaz.

Kathy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Since I was in high school, I wanted to own my own business. At first, was clothing, then restaurant business and then organizations. I slowly lost my passion for owning my own clothing label soon after high school. I’ve always had a passion and love for helping others, so six years later, in 2017, I figured why not create a label in which people will enjoy and it’ll have a positive cause. I decided to create DRPN GLD to provide for our community first and hopefully, later on, spread throughout Florida, helping those children & families in need, whether they are homeless or not.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It honestly hasn’t been a smooth road but anything that you’re learning to do in life isn’t. I’ve struggled with personal obstacles, finishing college, figuring out what am I really doing in life and what is my purpose. I’ve struggled with trying to figure out how is my passion for helping others going to gain me a successful career financially. I’ve struggled with learning to balance what’s important and what isn’t at the moment in order to continue to succeed.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Well in between dealing with various obstacles, it’s been a challenge getting out the real purpose of DRPN GLD, but DRPN GLD is a company built to Provide for those children, homeless families and homeless college students in need. The goal is to provide through food, clothes, money and other necessities (hygiene products, school supplies, etc.). DRPN GLD is also an urban clothing line. One of the most popular items we are known for is the DADECOUNTY friends theme shirt. Another item, which is what started me off, was the “TRAP STAR SHADES”.

I believe what sets me apart from others is the ability and the need to want to help others. I don’t see competition I want to be united. We’d get a lot further that way.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was very quiet, very reserved. I was always interested in working within the law field, police officer, crime investigator, private investigator, etc. Then I had an interest for being an entrepreneur, I just wasn’t sure in what. Being the youngest out of three sisters definitely plays a part in the unconfident decisions I’ve made in life being that there’s always an opinion coming from someone. It caused me to be rebellious in some ways and it also caused me to learn a lot with the mistakes I made while growing up. I am still growing up but one thing that has stayed consistent in me is genuinely wanting to give/provide.

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