Magazine CovHER: Toya Wright For Rolling Out
Antonia Toya Wright has definitely come a long way from just being Lil’ Wayne‘s ex-wife. She’s been on her hustle grind and turned herself into a reality star, author, and successful entrepreneuHER of several businesses including two boutiques and a hair collection. Most of all, she’s a great mother to her daughter Reginae Carter who has grown up into a beautiful young lady and is looking more and more like her mother everyday.
For her Rolling Out cover story, Toya Wright dished on her latest book ‘How to Lose a Husband‘, becoming an entrepreneuHER, starting her own publishing company and other business ventures she has in the making.
Peep more pics and excerpts below:
On what women are saying about her book How to Lose a Husband:
In the beginning, it was a little rough when I first released the title. The book is titled How to Lose a Husband, and it kind of went left, [because] I was going through a separation with my husband and it was very public. People kind of thought that I was actually writing a guide to teach women how to lose a husband, and that’s not what the book is about at all. The book is actually a novel about five women. It’s based around friendship and different relationship issues. I just feel like art imitates life. So, all of these different women in this book and these different situations they are going through, it gets kind of crazy and deep. People that have purchased the book and read it tell me that I’m a certain character in the book. I did incorporate a little bit of my real life into the book along with my friends who go through different things. I just decided to open up and share it in a fiction form with adding extra things to the book to make it good and juicy. The moral of the story is that you have to be whole before you can be anybody’s half.
On how she came up with the storyline for How to Lose a Husband:
I really came up with these stories and I worked with this lady, her name is Carla, and she helped me to bring the characters to life in book form. Her imagination is crazy. I sat with her and I came up with all these things. Women and people in general, you know we go through things in life. And listening to all these stories from all these different women, including myself, it inspired me to write the book. Because the one thing we have in common is, we’re looking for someone else to make us happy. And you have to be all the way happy and complete with yourself before you can give yourself to someone else. We also all have a group of divas where we all stick together and we help each other get through things, whether it’s with our kids and our husbands, boyfriends — some women are side chicks — no matter what it is, and I just decided to put it all in my How to Lose a Husband book.
On why she decided to become an entrepreneuHER:
With my clothing store, I always had a passion for fashion. I just love shopping. If I can spend all this money on clothes, I might as well own my own clothing boutique. So, I decided to open my first boutique, which is in my hometown of New Orleans, and I opened that 6 1/2 years ago, and it’s still open. The name of it is Garb Boutique and it’s located on 2042 Magazine St. in New Orleans. I opened my second location in Atlanta, and it’s in West Village Place in Smyrna, Georgia, and it’s called Garb Shoetique. I just love clothes and shoes, and I just wanted to get into the retail side of selling my own stuff. Instead of promoting other stuff, I can promote my own stuff. So, I did some research and opened my store and it’s been doing really good.
On the Girl Power Tour:
I love that I’m a part of the Girl Power Tour. I think it’s an amazing tour to bring different women from different walks of life together to do something like this. I feel we all have different things to offer. I just feel like when Sabrina [Peterson] reached out to me to be a part of the tour, I was very excited. When she [shared the list of] all the women they handpicked to be a part of this tour and why, I thought it was great, and I’m all down for it. And I’m excited. I feel like women are going to learn a lot from this tour. You know, it’s all about Girl Power.
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