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In the past three years, while his classmates were doing homework and playing sports, Moziah Bridges built himself a $150,000 business.

That’s right—he started his business at nine years old. Not yet a teenager, Moziah now has five staff and has received a ton of media attention, from an appearance on the TV show ‘Shark Week’ to features in O Magazine and Vogue.

"I like to wear bow ties because they make me look good and feel good," Moziah writes on his website. "Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place."

Ever the fashionista, he’s reveled in style from a young age. At four years old, Moziah wore a suit and tie whenever possible and insisted on dressing himself.

His business, Mo’s Bows, was born of his love for bow ties and his dissatisfaction with the selection available for kids his age. Even worse than the poor color selection, they were all clip-ons—Moziah believed real men should tie their own ties. His grandmother taught him to sew by hand and to use a sewing machine, using scraps to create his favorite neckwear.

Within a few months, he had created his own collection of over two dozen bow ties. Friends and family fell in love with his creations. Moziah upped his production, fashioning tidy bow ties from his grandmother’s vintage fabrics in an array of floral and African prints, and even scraps of old taffeta dresses.

Word of mouth worked its magic, and soon Moziah was taking orders through Facebook and selling on his own Etsy store. As demand increased, his mother, grandmother and other family came on board to help with production.

Today, each bow tie is still sewn from scratch, though Moziah has expanded from vintage materials to tweeds and ginghams, with a formal line of satins and silk. His bow ties are available in his own web store, on Etsy, and in boutiques throughout Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee.

When asked who his role models are, he said he looks up to Daymond John, who became his mentor as a result of the ‘Shark Week’ appearance.

As if his early success in business weren’t enough, Moziah has also become something of a young philanthropist. This summer, he donated $1,600 to send ten children from his hometown of Memphis to Glenview Summer Camp.

In a post on his blog, Moziah wrote, “Memphis is ranked the highest of child hunger; most kids only get a meal when school is in session. At the community center, the kids get a meal and play time. Giving back to my community really helped me feel humble. It also makes me smile because I see other kids smiling and enjoying the camp.”

What’s next for this inspirational kidpreneur? In a recent interview, Moziah said he wants to go college and start a full clothing line by the time he’s twenty.

He’s got it all figured out, folks; Moziah Bridges has a happy, colorful life filled with business successes, social good, work/school/life balance and solid goals for the future. And he still gets to bed at 8:30 every night!

[I have a new idol. This little man is fantastic]


Bad guys are everywhere, good guys are somewhere!
The revealingly simplistic headline on NSA documents shared by Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept which reveal plans for a program to map every internet-connected device worldwide. (via hipsterlibertarian)

iheartbeingacatholic:

ouch!

Sassy, sassy




fuckyeahdavidd it’s called being exceptionally under employed. But yeah, he asked me to go back Thursday haha.


French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -
American Friend: THOUSAND?
French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?

Some Updates on My Life:

1) Graduating way late, shocker. Switched majors how many times again??

2) First shift at The Curb (a coffee shop) in nearly a year on Wednesday. I’m so scared I won’t wake up on time. Gotta turn up my alarm super loud or something.

3) I met a guy named Ben St. John while I was super wasted two weeks a go (also shocker, seeing as I meet almost every dude while I’m super wasted.) Anyway, we hung out twice. He’s 30. Which is a tad older than I’m used to, but he’s a cartographer which is way cool. Oh, and I like his name. It’s also cool. He kinda looks like a frightened owl whenever I say anything though,

4) On Saturday night, I yelled at this military wife who was going out while her husband was gone. She kept touching me and telling Ben to talk to these other chicks. And I was just like no…but it didn’t come out very nice. 

5) I feel really dumb because this other guy hasn’t texted me back at all. I hate not getting texts back. It’s just like….ughhhh….now I feel like a fucking chew toy or something. Like, maybe he’s just super busy or too tired to think of a reply…or maybe he just fucking hates you now. BUT YOU”LL NEVER KNOW….because they never told you jack shit. And you just end up sitting there kinda thinking “wait..boy-o? We good? I thought we were good? Are we friends?” But you just try to not send anything else because you’re worried they won’t reply to that either and you would rather delude yourself into thinking that they just forgot to reply or miss you so much they can’t think of a good enough response. Which is bullshit, but whatever, you can tell yourself whatever want, right?

 6) Anyway. I cut my bangs too short. I’m trying to tell myself that they look edgy and cool like Krysten Ritter’s baby bangs….but I am obviously not Krysten Ritter or Audrey Hepburn.

7) My grandma bought me a bottle of Stoli AND Goose because she wasn’t sure which one I liked better. Who has the coolest grandma ever? This girl.

8) Still want kitty cuddles.


totallynotagentphilcoulson:

redvedev:

kurt-l-fahrenheit:

paredolia:

momanddadaism:

jesus fucking christ piglet what the fuck

no it’s ok, pooh had it coming

shit

wow what a douche

yeah no really don’t feel sorry for him he’s a butthole

This post is now 80% better.

jfc pooh bear

I still think the funniest thing about all these comics is that they’re all legit official comics

totallynotagentphilcoulson:

redvedev:

kurt-l-fahrenheit:

paredolia:

momanddadaism:

jesus fucking christ piglet what the fuck

no it’s ok, pooh had it coming

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shit

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wow what a douche

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yeah no really don’t feel sorry for him he’s a butthole

This post is now 80% better.

jfc pooh bear

I still think the funniest thing about all these comics is that they’re all legit official comics

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I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?
Daniel Radcliffe (via hankgreensmoustache)

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the-faeriequeen:

is this a disney movie

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tibets:

WHAT IS ON HIS NECK THIS IS ILLEGAL

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