Hey there! Welcome to my site. I’m Genesis Clark and I’m the CEO of Only Pretty Things By Genesis. OPT By Genesis’ mission is to build the self esteem of young girls one pretty piece at a time. I am a very strong believer in being a leader, not a follower but I wasn’t always that way. During elementary and early middle school, I was bullied very badly. Because of me getting bullied for being me, I started to follow other girls actions and become like others. After a while of that, the bullying still went on and I kept thinking something was wrong with me, like I wasn’t good enough and if I was being me or someone else, people still hated me. It got to the point where I started to wake up in the morning feeling really out of place and isolated. I thought I was going through depression, so I tried to make myself feel better.
I started doing crafts as a way to ease my mind. Even as an honor student I started to hate school. Children were so mean and judgmental of everything. There was a school dance coming and I reluctantly attended. Before the dance, my mom helped me create a beautiful tutu and jeweled cup to drink from. When I wore the tutu...something changed. I actually felt really good. She told me that what I wear doesn’t change who I am and to always be yourself and I suddenly wanted to. It was so different and unique but something about it changed my state of mind. I went to school and and the negative comments rolled off my back because I saw myself and I looked amazing! Days later, girls at school started wearing tutu’s and asking me about making tutus for them as well. I went from being a bullied girl to having people want to mimic my style and it made me feel kinda special. I started taking orders for cups, tutus and more. I never imagined that crafting with my mom would turn into being in business for myself. My dream is to start a successful program for girls of all ages with confidence issues, like a crafting network that meets up and create things together and giving girls the encouragement they need to deal with issues that keep us from loving ourselves while having a place to vent and create pretty things. I want to help young ladies just be themselves and see their beauty inside. We all can be leaders!