Debra Corley isn’t just another woman with a great idea. She is a visionary, a survivor, and an advocate. We sat down with Debra and found out more about her and the story behind her patent-pending design and revolutionary brand,
Badassery Magazine: Tell us a little more about you and your story?
Debra Corley: My journey started 45 years ago and I’m here today to introduce to you a revolutionary product called
BM: How did your business come about? What made you start it?
DC: My story began when I was 12 years old I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and had a very poor body image pretty much my entire life, and 45 years later my dream came true, it wasn’t easy getting here but I never gave up. I still have the original insert I made when I was 12! I feel extremely passionate about women who have a deformity or even a special body issue that bothers them. If they can work on that issue and make something else feel better it gives that woman an overall feeling of empowerment and that is what my goal is, to empower women to help them look and feel the very best in everything that they’re doing, no one is perfect but you can always work very hard at being your very best self.
BM: What is your business’s mission or purpose?
DC: My mission is truly wanting women, actually men and children also, to be encouraged to take good care of their bodies no matter what their obstacles are facing. To be comfortable in the skin they are in. Tulifts™️ is just a little part of getting there!!
BM: What sets you apart from other businesses like yours?
What sets Tulifts apart from other businesses like mine is simply….there aren’t any patented sports bra inserts on the market.
BM: What is your definition of badassery?
DC: I have a lot. What comes to mind first is not taking no for an answer. It also means being strong enough to speak for the weak. It also means to me very very much that you can put your mind to anything and do it even if it takes 45 years to get it done. It also means to me the willingness to learn and have an open mind but to be able to speak your mind.
BM: What is your definition of success?
DC: If you ask my children they will tell you I’ve already succeeded. I made changes in my life that I never knew I was strong enough to do I’m so very proud of that. The added bonus is after making these changes I started my own company, applied for patents for the product I invented. I’m hoping Tulifts™️ will change women’s lives everywhere. Summed up, success to me means living your life authentically, passionately, and completely to the fullest.
BM: What is one piece of advice you can give to other entrepreneurs?
DC: The one piece of advice I can offer to other entrepreneurs is, listen to others, incorporate their advice if you see fit, I think that’s wonderful, but if there something that you are completely passionate about, don’t let that send you off the path that you have in your heart. And remember it is OK to change your mind!
BM: What is next for your business? What does the future hold?
DC: I’m hoping for Tulifts™️, we can find the exact perfect platform to offer
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