We had the good fortune of connecting with Candace McCurry-Dillon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Candace, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
So my thought process behind starting A’ron Monroe B&P Experience, came from wanting to feel comfortable in my own skin, while being liberated as a woman to make the decision to love my body naked and/or covered . I was initially  a very shy girl when it came to my body, and in a relationship that kept me  confined in that  mind space for years while deciding to start my brand. That is NO MORE!  I’ve always loved 50’s and 60’s Black Hollywood  pin-up, boudoir and burlesque , so that inspired me to create a brand that catered to every beautiful bombshell in a woman. Nothing is off limits that’s taboo. My podcast helped me bring this brand and create A’ron Monroe’s sexiness as well.  Even when I workout, it is in a great pair of leggings and a sexy A’ron bodysuit, or crop top. When styling my customers, for the many roles they can play (i.e. Halloween party, lingerie party, Cosplay shoot, boudoir, burlesque show, or sexy “Alter Ego” scenario with their fave person) I want them to feel sexy and like they run the world, especially my Melanin beauties. I want gyms to make women feel great and sell an item of my brand while pumping it up in the near future.  My motto is, “Because being taboo is a thing of the past…” A’ron Monroe B&P Experience brings a style of sexy, romantic, classic styling pieces and a few pieces of workout and sexy lounge wear to your everyday life. Take a ride, break some hearts along the way and take the A’ron Monroe B&P Experience! Cheers!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am set apart , because I create Alter Ego experiences that involve a night or day to remember where you have the opportunity to tap in on a role that you have always wanted to play. I decide how it is going to be recreated so that you enjoy every bit of it without a major hiccup at any size. I have made it to where the only thing you have to do is answer my private questionnaire, receive your special “Aron Monroe” alter box, open up the envelope and enjoy. It was not easy, but I want things done on my own terms and I feel that I deserve it. The challenges come in when you have people that believe in a product, but don’t necessarily believe in you. I want the world, well women to know that you are enough and A’ron Monroe B&P is made for you.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My best friends know a good time no matter where they are. I now live in New Orleans and we would hit up the loud and the quiet spots all over. Lets dive in first for a quick breakfast at Ruby Slipper where the mimosas are awesome for lunch we stop at Wags Food & Culture, then a daiquiri shop to satisfy our thirsts while we walk around and shop a little in the Business District (Canal Place & the local shops). Dinner at the lovely Compere Lapin for some buttermilk biscuits with honey and bacon butter. We definitely have to go to Willie Mackie’s, “ The Page New Orleans ,” to start our bar hopping. The rest of the week is hanging out on Frenchman, enjoying the pop-up, and taking in the arts.You can’t be here without a good cabaret show and we are off to, one of many like, The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret. I’m already excited to have some fun!!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to my tribe of Chicas first and foremost, Heather Peaks of Ronin Essentials for the motivation to just get it done and for being my BFF! Thank you Tency Weatherspoon for being the best therapist ever! Stanci Chisom-Clay for the long talks at night and prayers while believing in me and just being a bomb friend. My 4 children motivate me everyday to be a boss, thank you lovies. Thanks Twanda for just being crazy with me and ready to roll. Thanks to my mom for just buying whatever I come up with..lmbo! Everyone that has supported me Genuinely and with their True heart, I couldn’t do this without you and can’t continue without you. Thank you Darling, for allowing me to have clothes all over your place to make sure they were exactly what I wanted and pieced together.

Finally, thank you to the man that made me figure out that I was not only a cool mom, alright wife, but a damn good BOSS that can make it with or without and survive anything ! I hope I didn’t forget anyone, I love you all!

Website: https://thearonmonroexperience.com/

Instagram: @aron_monroe_experience

Facebook: @candydillon

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