FROM BRIANNA: The Meaning Behind #ForRoy...
Written By: Brianna Arps
TRIGGER WARNING: Loss and grief.
If you know or follow me personally on social media, you might've noticed a particular hashtag I use to sign off almost every post these days: #ForRoy. Who's that? Mr. Roy Lee Brown is my late grandfather, to whom MOODEAUX is dedicated.
He left us far too soon...two weeks and two months before our official launch on October 1, 2021. While my hero — the first entrepreneur I ever met — wasn't able to celebrate with us, I know to this day he's proud I stuck with it.
Growing up, RLB made sure I never went without. Whether it be a handkerchiefs reserved for drying sad eyes, bear hugs as reminders that I'm loved, more than a few dollars "just in case" or songs of praise whenever Papa's Baby did anything well, he showed me he'd happily give me the world before I could even think to ask. Following his example, I always felt prepared. RLB taught me the weight of a solid reputation solely from being present, and as our bond tightened, how to maneuver through life at full speed with humility, class, self-respect...
Now, with time circling back on the moment he gained his wings, I'm so lost. Painfully still, and forever will be, missing my absolute favorite human. I can't help wondering if this grief thing gets easier? Lord knows, I have my days. But! July 15 Papa Brown's day!
As long as I have air in my lungs and a beat in my chest, the whole entire world will know it. We're going to do all the things to continue honoring your legacy, Old Man. I hope you're ready up there.
Editor's Note: From 7/10-7/15, use code "BOGO" at checkout for Buy 1, Get 1 Worthy x SuperCharged SkinScent Starter Pack Samplers. All orders $65 and up will receive an automatic 35% off discount in celebration of Mr. Roy Lee Brown.