By: Aiden Willis
Jouy Thomas was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Her name being pronounced like joy, is an exact representation of what she brings into people’s lives. Jouy is one of those people who just instantly brings out life and light in everyone she meets. She is a mother, daughter, sister, awesome friend, but most importantly a child of God. Wanting nothing more than to see other women succeed, Jouy has created a business where she gets to create called The Social Square Digital Communications. Whether that be creating websites (yeah she did ours and isn’t it POPPIN), making logos, or managing social media platforms, sis does it all. All while being an amazing mom to her son, Jouy takes whatever dreams you may have and brings them to life. I personally am grateful to have worked with her, but more importantly to be able to call her friend. We asked Jouy just a couple of questions on why creating means so much to her:
What inspires you as a creative?
I know it sounds cliche but I'm actually inspired by the people I support. I've met so many amazing, passionate women (and a couple of men) who have true purpose. I'm so proud to be able to bring their ideas to life through branding.
How do you see God in your work?
This is such a complex answer but I'm going to try my best to articulate it! First, I want to say that this work is my purpose, so each and every thing that I do has God's purpose woven all up and through it! (in my Jody's mom from baby boy voice- LOL) With that being said, I'm realizing that the reason why this is my purpose is because God desires for His children to be prosperous, and to have financial freedom. WE are meant to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath which means WE (as Christians) need to have representation in ALL industries, including business! I'm helping so many Christian business owners realize their purpose to advance the kingdom through this work! It's a concept that's actually a little new to me, but I feel the weight of that every time I get ready to do a project and it's my prayer that I never ever take that lightly.
God trusts me with the visions of His children! Whew chile, can we say PRESSURE! LOL that's why I'm so honored. That's why I'm sure to do things, "the right way". Because this is bigger than me. For some, this may be their first time encountering a Christian business owner, for others, I reaffirm their belief that God has called them to do something. How amazing is that? I also make sure I sprinkle blessings to others along the way by doing work pro bono. Not because I don't know what I'm worth and because I think Christian businesses shouldn't make money (LIES, don't let anyone trick you into believing this) lol but because I know that man can never pay me what God can and if I sow into others, He will continue to sow into my business, my purpose. Ultimately, this thang is MINISTRY all the way through.
As you can see God is working in and through Jouy, and for that we are so so grateful. Sis, if you are looking for someone to help you brand /think through your vision-- Jouy is your GIRL! Check her out at thesocialsquare.com. Jouy, we love you! Thank you for being an AMAZING black woman!