Jaiden Shephard, 29, resides in metro Detroit and is founder of 2 collaborative business ventures: TIED By Jaiden (formerly Vintage Ties By Jaiden), and 'VTJ' affiliate Jaiden Photografi..
Product of a single-parent household, survivor of a brief period of child sexual abuse, and former male escort, Jaiden has beat the odds of what statistics claim about African-American males subjected to the above misfortunes. Passion and faith is what drives Jaiden each day to make a positive influence in his surroundings. 'I may not be perfect, but if I truly believe in myself, I can BOUNCE BACK and WIN,' Jaiden says.
TIED By Jaiden is the flagship brand of JAIDENBRAND.com, in which Jaiden designs custom bow ties, neckties, women's chokers, as well as complimentary vests upon request (see gallery).
Jaiden Photografi is affiliated with 'TIED By Jaiden' as the photographic arm of the brand, which photographs a broad and respectable range from beginner to intermediate models, businesspeople, to other people connected to the fashion and entertainment industry (see gallery).
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