In 2019, she established Sis Got Tea. Clark’s business is currently online, but she is in the midst of crowdfunding to raise money to open a physical location.
She has her eyes on spaces close to the University of Louisville and already has plans for the kinds of events she’d like to host in her space: open mic nights for queer erotica, dance classes centered around body acceptance, tastings with a local LGBTQ-owned chocolate shop.
However, raising funds through traditional avenues has been difficult for Clark.
“When you try to go through a bank, you really start to see the systemic barriers that are in place that prevent folks of marginalized identities from getting the funding that they need,” she said. “My family doesn’t have a nest egg — like generational oppression and generational poverty are a real thing, you know.”
It is not possible – simply not – that it might not be an investable idea…..