North Carolina-based entrepreneur Latoya Nicole has launched the coloring book series “Entrepreneurs Color Too” to give Black women a new method to relieve stress on the go.
Her newest book, “80’s Ladies,’’ features fashion trends from the 1980s and 1990s, while her first book, “24 Shades of Business,’’ is filled with 24 inspiring illustrations of Black women in various occupations – from a CEO to a yoga instructor.
Since the book series released, it has been featured in Black Enterprise and on the MadameNoire site. Thousands of books have been sold all around the world.
‘A calming tool’
When asked what inspired her to create a coloring book for Black women, Nicole replied, “Women can be so self-sufficient and self-sacrificing that sometimes we can forget the importance of self-care.
I knew I wanted to create something that I could relate to because representation matters, plus coloring was like therapy for me. Coloring allows us to switch our brains off from other thoughts and focus and concentrate only on the moment which can help decrease stress.”
She continued, “The time and focus that adult coloring takes can help remove the focus from the negative issues and habits and focus them in a more productive way. When we are thinking about which color to choose and when we are applying crayon or colored pencil to paper, we are also working on problem-solving.
“Who knew all of this was involved from the simple act of coloring and bringing a picture to life? Even now, many psychologists suggest coloring to patients as a means of relaxation, and as a calming tool.”
About the creator
Both of the adult coloring books are available or purchase on Amazon.
Latoya Nicole is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a master’s degree in counseling/ psychology.
She also teaches women how to start and market their own online businesses. Find her at www.iamlatoyanicole.com.
For additional information about the coloring books, visit www.entrepreneurscolortoo.com.