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Erica Scott, who also goes by “Fly” or “Fly Won” on social media, says she’s had a love of vintage items for as long as she can remember. The owner of Fly’s Nest Vintage, Erica explains that her brand is about “being resourceful in all areas of your life, whether it is thrifting for Fly fits, or budget travel, or free and low-cost events around Indy.” Erica loves being a resource to others and a problem solver, and she’s also a mom of a 7-year-old girl who loves arts and crafts. Over to you, Erica!
My Maven Superpower is … Being resourceful.
A fun fact about me is … The nickname “Fly” was actually my poetry pen name given to me by my best friend in high school.
My first job was … at Burger King.
The skill I most want to learn is … PATIENCE! I lack in that area.
My favorite nonprofit to support is … Fly Kids Read (my own nonprofit). It’s a diverse children’s book drive whose mission is to get diverse children’s books into the hands, homes, and hearts of youth.
Self-care habit I swear by is … Rest! I don’t get enough, but when I make time for it, my body and mind thank me.
The best career advice I can offer is … Look outside your circle.
Favorite purchase lately is … House of CP body butters. It’s a local, minority woman-owned small batch business that I absolutely can’t get enough of — I’ve used this stuff consistently for over a year and a half.
I feel most confident when … I look the part.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Chicken, horseradish mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese from The Eagle.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix (so sad to see it end) and Stehfuhnee‘s channel on YouTube.
A Maven you should know is … Starla Mathis.
The thing I’ve achieved lately that I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I just opened Fly’s Nest Boutique Bus! You can follow @flysnest on Instagram for information on the current location of the bus.
What’s next for me is … A huge goal of mine is to expand opportunities to other small women-owned businesses and employ others.
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