black mom magic
My blogger boo Lashawn from Everyday Eye Candy curated a dope list highlighting some wonderful black women doing the dang thing, and I was so humbled to be part of it. If you haven’t read it yet, you can do so by clicking here.
I’m a firm believer that the words we speak have the ability to make or break us. With our words we can encourage or discourage.
I also believe that there’s power in edifying one another whether it be in business or simply a ” hey girl, I see you”.
Words of encouragement go a long way! Sharing a kind word with someone can change the course of their day or even their life.
So today, I want to shout out a few black mom owned businesses. I’ve actually been wanting to write this post since last year and never got around to it.
I know that there are many businesses that I may have left out, if you know of any black moms who are business owners, drop their names and link to their businesses in the comment section so we can support.
Here we go.
Whether looking for head wraps , prints or one of a kind jewelry, this Montreal based mom (Josie) has got you covered. The mission behind Maison Petite and bold is one that goes far beyond vibrant goods, it is one of hope and economic growth for the talented artisans who she partners with.
Representation matters and I love that Kathryn, the mom behind these beautiful dolls gets that. These handmade linen keepsake dolls are the cat’s meow! We are absolutely in love with ours and if you’re thinking about getting one… You should!
Jena Holiday, mom of two and illustrator extraordinaire! Talk about talented! This Minnesota based artist offers a variety of unique printables, customers illustrations and so much more! Be sure to check out our shop.
Brandy Brown is the creative force behind marabou design. This Pacific Northwest based mama is the queen of creative styling! I love everything about her design and I’m sure you will too!
Stress-free, chemical free and affordable curls:? Sign me up! This mom owned business knows the importance of providing women with effortless style and we’re so thankful that Tiffini Gatlin was able to create such a wonderful product!.
5. belle up
Affordable, stylish and based right here on the Southside of Chicago! Spearheaded by Jamenda McCoy this local boutique offers women’s contemporary (both maternity and non maternity )apparel. In Chicago? Be sure to check them out.
Now you can have your Kaike and eat it too! Founded by Keli Smith, Kaike (pronounced ‘cake’) is an all-natural + vegan beauty brand. Handcrafted in small batches in the northern suburbs of Chicago, their first and best-selling product, Frosting, is a multi-purpose product for use on hair, skin, and lips that smells and feels just like, you guessed it, frosting.
7. 828 clothing
In 2015 Danielle launched her first fashion line, the Danielle Forte Collection, but as she matured, so did her brand. The “grown-up version” of the Danielle Forte Collection, 828 Clothing, launched on August 28, 2017. The launch date was a nod to the Romans 8.28 proverb, which speaks to love and purpose; principles that both Danielle and Matt say guide their personal and professional lives.
One of my favorite tees is Jessie’s “melanin momma”‘s design, it never fails, each time I wear it, I get complimented! If you’re interested in getting your own be sure to check out her site.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but I plan on adding to this list as I discover more dope “melanin mommas”! Know some moms I should feature? Share below!
Until next time!
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing” -1 Thessalonians 5:11