For the last several years, the grim statistics about divorce have yielded sad stories about the children affected by the breaking up of the home, and the negative futures they often face as a result.
If there is a ray of hope…Megan Kent is it.
When Megan’s parents divorced, she channeled the emotions she felt into an entrepreneurial project- Love Gone Apparel. Aptly named, because, as she put it, her parents “love was gone”, LGA produces edgy t-shirts that appeal to all ages.
I spoke with Megan recently, to get some insight into this pre-teen’s philosophy:
“My mission with Love Gone Apparel is to get it known really well, as in getting an interview, perhaps with Ellen Degeneres. Since a lot of people watch that show, I think that would get us a lot of exposure.”
And exposure she IS getting. Megan has done several high-profile interviews lately, and been an encouragement to other young girls going through hardships.
“Love Gone Apparel is different from other “rock and roll” brands like Ed Hardy, because the designs are more delicate and subtle. Also, since LGA is founded by an 11-year-old old girl, the artwork comes from a different viewpoint.”
LGA is edgy without being over-the-top. The t-shirts wear as well at a concert as do at the grocery store.
“I go to the mall a lot, and I see designs that I really like… I talk about them with my design partner and we come up with ideas together.”
True! She is always looking for new ideas, as the ever-evolving inventory on their site attests!
The Future- Personally:
” In the future i want to go to college, and I’m not sure exactly what I want to do in there, but I do want to pursue acting and have my own clothing line.”
” I’d like to add to LGA…Well pretty much anything that we are not doing yet, or designing, like jeans, jackets, shorts, etc.!”
(Jacket for me, please…:)
“What inspires me is people that were pretty much poor but have amazing talent who become huge successes.”
Megan on Megan:
“My best quality is coming up with ideas about companies, doing gymnastics, and surfing. My worst quality is sometimes I feel stress, and I take it out on others.”
Like most young people her age, Megan is resilient and optimistic, and it is a credit to her that she chose a positive outlet for her feelings in a difficult time- to be an inspiration to other young girls in the face of adversity. Love Gone Apparel is the physical representation of the famous quote, “Beauty for ashes.”