The development of Shirts on Backwards has been a long time coming. I had my first encounter with mirror image clothing about a year ago when my girlfriend at the time came home from a trip to New York City. She’s a dancer and had picked up some clothing from a dance school she was hoping to one day enroll in (which she will be doing this summer! Very proud!). I don’t know if you know this, but dancers spend quite a bit of time staring in the mirror, and her new wardrobe was made for doing just that! All the writing was written in reverse and I couldn’t help thinking “What a personal kind of clothing to wear!”
This was part one of the process, and had to brew for a while.
Part two of inspirational process came one day while I was working out, because yes, I lift… just not very much weight…
I was wearing a muscle shirt to aid in my ability to check myself out, as I am gorgeous, like all of you. Said muscle shirt has a fox on the front with two eyes, as most foxes do. I found myself staring deep into the eyes of this fox as I focused my strength and pushed out one last painful rep. The deep stare was liberating. “I need to share this revelation with the world” I thought to myself. At the same time I knew the fox had been done, old news! I needed something fresh, and deep down I knew that my face was the only thing that could improve this situation while making this glorious feeling I had stumbled upon accessible to the masses.
Fast forward to today… we have Shirts on Backwards, and I’m that much closer to being a billionaire.
Thanks for coming!
Founder, CEO, Face.
I will have reached my most empowering goal to-date in three weeks!
My last day of school is April 26th, and although it will be bitter sweet for this semester to end, I cannot contain my excitement for this September. All of my hard work and focus will finally bring me to the captains chair… sitting in a state of the art recording studio, making music baby!
It’s crazy how quickly the time has passed since my first day of school back in September. I can vividly remember my new teacher explaining the articulation agreement Algonquin had within itself. I was told that anyone who passed “Introduction to Music Industry Arts” (the program I am currently in) with a 75% average or above would have a seat reserved for them in the full “Music Industry Arts” program the following year. This was the greatest news I had heard since being accepted into the intro program in the first place. Having a seat reserved for me was significantly more assuring than having to apply for one of the 80 spots with the other 600+ applicants. I just needed to stay focussed and determined, which luckily is an easy task when dealing with one’s passion and life goal.
It’s even more nostalgic for me when I think back about two or three years ago to when I learned about Algonquin’s brand new studio and music industry program in the first place. I remember reading how competitive it was to get in and thinking “I would die to take this program, but there’s no way I’ll ever get the chance.” But passions don’t fade away quite so easily. My only option for getting a taste of some music education was to start from the ground floor and take the part-time “Digital Audio Production” program Algonquin was offering evenings and weekends while I worked full time. The next step was Algonquin’s full time “Introduction to Music Industry Arts” program, which acted as my nexus to receiving early acceptance into the program I swore I would never be lucky enough to enroll in, Music Industry Arts… the mother land!
My hard work along this path has introduced me to a sense of pride that I have never known before, and can only imagine experiencing by following my heart and chasing my dreams.
I’m so excited for the rest of my life!