Meet Jimmy Normil& Monroe Charles of Voix Inc
Two Haitian-American Millennials born and raised in Miami-Dade County, children of Haitian Immigrants. By day, Mr. Normil (left) works in the Hospitality/Hotel Industry and Mr. Charles (right) is a healthcare professional. They are also the co-owners of Voix Inc where the mission is to bridge the gap between culture and fashion, with emphasis on quality and style.
Why Voix Inc?
We saw need to mix culture and urban fashion and so Voix Inc was created to help people represent their culture in a fashionable way.
What does being Haitian mean to you?
It means having a sense of pride. It means knowing that you come from a people that have been tried and true and no matter the odds that have been stacked against us we are able to stand strong. We’re too rich to be poor.
How can you put your gifts and talents of more use in the Haitian community?
We are still a small business. We hope to be able to grow the business so that we have the resources to give back to in an impactful way. In the mean time we are working for a more positive image of Haitian people and Haitian culture.
What are some of the things you want to accomplish over the next 5 years?
We want to really grow the business with more style, more items, look books, and branch into other markets.
How can we be supportive?
First, purchase the hats. Represent our culture in a positive way. Encourage people to learn about and embrace our culture as well.
What advice would you give to young black boys growing up today?
You too can be an entrepreneur, be creative, and make an impact in your community. We don’t always have to be the buyers, we can be the sellers.
Let's change the narrative of the Haitian community to a more positive one.
Avanse Ansanm chooses to highlight the positive contributions of Haitian-American Millennials to South Florida and Haiti. Let's Avanse Ansanm.
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About Avanse Ansanm
Avanse Ansanm is a movement to engage South Florida Haitian American Millennials in creating a shared agenda for the advancement of the Haitian community & increasing Haitian American Millennial volunteerism, commitment, connectivity, and investment in the Haitian Community in South Florida & in Haiti.
Santra D. is a Haitian American Millennial from Fort Lauderdale, FL.