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Medessey Creations, a story of the heart ♥

Today, I want to open my heart to you and share part of my story, as an immigrant woman and visionary entrepreneur.


Bibiane Sodokpa, founder of Medessey Créations

10 years ago, I immigrated to Quebec in search of a better life, without knowing exactly what to expect.


The beginnings were very difficult because I left everything behind in Africa, only to find myself alone in a country, without parents or family, where I had to start everything from scratch .


My first shock, and not the least, was the cold. Then followed the challenge of finding a job that really suited me. We imagine before arriving that what awaits us is the good life, but once there reality catches up with us. Despite these major challenges, we had to learn to adapt to change, and above all get through it.


So, I decided to explore several avenues by accepting small jobs here and there, in order to support myself.


Not being satisfied with my situation, I decided to go back to school and do different training and a few jobs, always looking for my path.


 

Bibiane Sodokpa, founder of Medessey Créations and her daughter

Make a dream come true!


After the birth of my eldest daughter in 2017, and with the support of my partner, I decided to realize the dream that I had cherished for a long time: to be an entrepreneur in a field that fascinates me, namely fashion, simultaneously with my work at the hospital.


You should know that I had no technical skills in the field of shoes and bags, but that did not dampen my enthusiasm.


My ardent desire to satisfy my daughter, who always wants to wear the same accessories as me, sparked my business idea and gave me the strength to dare.


So, in 2021, I created my brand of vegan shoes and bags, using apple leather as a raw material, with the aim of providing something more for environment and in people's lives. I firmly believe that you can be elegant while being eco-responsible!


I really like this statement from Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

This has become my vision through my brand. It is not without pitfalls or difficulties; but that’s what makes me better.


My motivation is really my daughters, to whom I want to leave beautiful values: perseverance, faith in God and self-confidence, among others.


Also, I surrounded myself with great people who believe in me, share my vision and support me in this great project. I am truly grateful to life for all the steps I have taken, the person I have become and where I am, by the grace of God.


The best is yet to come, I’m convinced!


 

Nothing is impossible! Trust yourself!


I hope that my story will inspire and give courage to those who are still hesitant to take the plunge, whatever the dream or the project, and to dare despite fear .



Mistakes, ups and downs at times, discouragement, there will be some. But it's not the end of the world! My motto is to never give up, and always move forward, no matter the adversity because there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is also important to surround yourself with good people, and above all to trust your instincts...


For you who are reading me, do you have a buried dream, which you do not dare to implement for fear of failure, or other reasons?


If this is the first time you are reading me, let me introduce myself to Bibiane Sodokpa, founder of Medessey Créations, a brand of vegan shoes and bags, made from apple leather, and printed with African-inspired patterns , for women and girls.


Looking forward to sharing with you! ♥♥♥

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