Imani Polk was early in the launch of her clothing design business, IamJourney Designs, when the coronavirus pandemic hit Memphis. She quickly pivoted with a new line, Masked by Imani. Since April she’s sold hundreds of mask and shipped as far as Washington, D.C.

“One thing led to another, and suddenly I was sitting at my desk for hours at a time,” she said. 

In the midst of starting her business, Polk celebrated her fourteenth birthday. 

She’s a recent graduate of Ridgeway Middle School and will advance to Ridgeway High in the fall. Her fashion training includes two summers at the local So Fab Clothing Camp and learning one-on-one with local design professionals.

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