Thursdays with NAMI: La’Vonnie Gilyard builds business on style and resilience

October 20, 2022

La’Vonnie Gilyard of Wilmington has come through her own dark days with mental health and is now a mental health advocate. She is also the title owner of 210 Black Rose, an apparel company with a mission of helping communities break the stigma and start conversations about invisible disabilities. Specifically, La’Vonnie wants to address the lack of resources and knowledge in lower income communities. Based on her experience, mental health outcomes are affected.

“I want to represent my community,” La’Vonnie said. “I would like for someone to see a different face and hear a story that may help them want to start their healing journey, or share their story and not be ashamed.”

The small business owner is eager to spread a message of hope: “You can overcome your obstacles even if you’re still learning how to live with your mental illness.”

Join us for this candid and uplifting conversation. This event is free and open to the public. Find us on Facebook Live or register here to participate on Zoom.