Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is Elizabeth Grice. I’m a multi-preneur. I co-own Talented Fingers American Sign Language Interpreting Service (Houston, TX) and own the Lizzabit-TEE Boutique. Both entities focus on deaf culture awareness.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I’ve been around the deaf community since I was 7 years old. I found a fondness of the language at that time and have been engrossed within the community since. I’m a former teacher of the deaf in the United States and abroad.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
In order to be consistent your dreams and passions to be continuous mainstays in your life. I’ve been around the deaf community for over 30 years and I still find newness in my passion. Be steadfast in all you do and pursue it boldly!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
Recently, I had to shut the doors of my child development center due to a major pest infestation and a landlord disagreement. I’m continuing to live in my purpose by aggressively promoting deaf culture awareness and getting the businesses out to the public. What I have found, each time I attend a speech & hearing, interpreter conference, deaf expo etc, I’m the only black woman vendor. This makes me very proud. I provide unique items for this community and I want all others to hear their voices.
What is next for your brand/business in 2016?
The future would be to expand our interpreters into major commercial markets. This will give a new spotlight for the deaf community locally and nationally. This year we introduced a new collection of black culture hoodies. The line is entitled Conscious Collection. We will continue to expand as needed to meet market demands.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
The Lizzabit-TEE Boutique can be found at: