Life dealt Mimi G a difficult hand. She endured abuse as a child, was a teen runaway, a homeless teenage mother, and a domestic violence survivor.
Yet, all these hurdles did was fuel a fire in her soul that would settle for nothing but prosperity. The loophole that turned the tides in her life was her ability to recreate runway designs through sewing. It is the reason she was able to garner millions of online subscribers and appear on national television several times.
Mimi harnessed the power of YouTube & social media to communicate the value of her trade. As her blog began to draw attention, her viewers were enthused by her charismatic approach to sewing. In a field where sewing could seem archaic, she was truly making it exciting.
At the height of the COVID pandemic, Mimi G released a tutorial on how to sew a face mask. In just one day the video received more than 2 million views. In addition, she has also expanded to her burgeoning empire by co-founding Melanated Fabrics, a brainchild of Mimi G. Collaborator Brittany J. and Mimi promote the need for greater representation of women of color and provide top quality fabrics.
Mimi G’s life is a truly inspirational rags-to-riches story. She is known by her fans for sewing hip and accessible clothing through her online sewing school SewItAcademy.com, the only wallet-friendly online sewing and design school focused on teaching anyone at their individual pace. Her videos on DIY sewing, self-empowerment, and lifestyle have propelled Mimi G from blogger to internet sensation. Chilled sat with Mimi to learn about her casual life, how she’s handled quarantine, drinking preferences, and more.
Tell us about the projects you are working on.
I am currently working on new development and licensing deals and expanding my brand awareness.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
Well, I use to spend my downtime sewing, but I recently have gotten into shoemaking and I am obsessed. I have made three pairs of shoes so far, including a custom pair of Jordan 1’s.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
There are so many places! But my current favorite is the 1910 Public House in Lilburn GA.
What types of dishes do you typically order?
Pasta, pasta, pasta. I also love a great steak and mashed potatoes.
Any favorite bars?
I could not say, I don’t like the bar scene. I always prefer a restaurant with a good drink menu and a chill environment.
What drinks do you order when out?
Usually something with bourbon and citrus. Or a good glass of Riesling.
I think my favorite drink is The Smoked Pineapple, it is a combination of rum, pineapple juice, jalapeño chili, and fresh lime.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
My husband makes a good old fashioned and usually adds some sort of citrus in it for me. He is usually the one who makes the drinks at home, I usually just grab my bottle of wine.
Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?
Currently, we have a lot of wine, both red and white. We have some bullet bourbon on the shelf and some D’usse.
Have you ever been a bartender?
No, I have never worked as a bartender, but I bet I would have been a good one.
If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?
I think I would like to share a drink with Michelle Obama or Jesus, lol.