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Daily Inspiration: Meet Gregory & Lakayla Hawthorne

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gregory & Lakayla Hawthorne. 

Gregory & Lakayla, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
We started because the struggles of mental health are overlooked and often never discussed due to humiliation. We wanted to end the stigma and create a platform big enough for individuals to openly discuss their issues and feel loved at the same time because love overrides all. The founders of Forever Amor, Gregory, and Lakayla Hawthorne started their movement in 2018. They are all about spreading love to others in each and every way. Located in Central Florida, they started the brand FOREVER Amor to help defeat Mental Health Awareness and Depression Awareness by spreading unconditional love to others. Mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. They are eager to make it their duty to reach out to every individual and help spread the mission of FOREVER AMOR. Forever Amor is helping out people battling depression in more ways than one. We assist those that are in need for mental help with their own psychologist to help them get through hard times. We also do speak engagements publicly and also through social media platforms. We cater to the cities around the state of Florida by feeding and clothing the less fortunate as well as cutting their hair. We help encourage, uplift, and inspire those that are broken and are in need for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There were troubling obstacles during our tasks of community work. The biggest struggle is looking for volunteers to assist us in distributing food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. Another struggle is getting approval from the cities to be able to assist those in need. Most cities around us do not want high traffic throughout the areas. Therefore, finding a designated location to provide assistance is a major obstacle at the moment. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
What sets us apart from others is that we have a clothing brand attached to our mission that symbolizes love. The company produces apparel that is focused on mental health awareness. We have shirts, hoodies, and hats. We have different apparel for adults and kids. The objective is for you to feel valuable and loved forever. If you are wearing our brand or simply seeing the design, purchases allow us to use the proceeds and continue to fuel the mission of forever amor. 

What are your plans for the future?
The goal is to end the stigma of mental health, provide and create opportunities and help others that are in need. Causing change in the community as well as the world. Teaching and expressing love at an all-time high while being mentors and true leaders to most. This is so vital because mental health issues can and will destroy your life if you do not handle it properly. Also, we created a youth travel organization to mold and shape the next generation in a positive way. By mentoring and leading while expressing love to them. In the near future our vision is to build our own facility and run a food and shelter center for those in need as well as after school program for the youth. This is bigger than a clothing brand, we are true leaders in the community.

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Jervaris Kirkland
Melodic Photography

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