The pandemic has forced many people to find solace in their own backyards to stay safe. A Dallas woman’s passion for her backyard has now gone viral.
Tara Paige said her new-found passion is inspiring hundreds of thousands of people to get outside of the four walls of their homes and recognize the beauty they can create, with just a little inspiration.
Her brand The Patio Chic is flourishing.
She said the name came from what she noticed on TV. She said there was a lack of representation when it came to women of color who are looked to in outdoor living space decorating.
“Right now, we are focusing on healing, loving each other and enjoying outdoor living spaces, being inspirational and empowering one and another and just having a good time in the name of outdoor living spaces,” Paige said.
She started a Facebook group in April called Black Women Who Love Outdoor Living Spaces. That page has now surpassed 167,000 members.
As part of these realizations, Paige made the decision to keep the Facebook Group specifically for Black women.
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“At this point in our country, we need a safe space of true identity, where women of color can heal together. It doesn’t mean we don’t love everyone, but it means we need our own space. And that needs to be OK. I’m so proud it’s already become a sisterhood, bonding women from all over the United States,” she said.
The Patio Chic brand extends the passion built on Facebook with a lifestyle blog and public social network pages reaching an inclusive audience for people of all races, ethnicities, genders and ages. The hope is to empower all to set differences aside and come together with a common love of outdoor living.