MYstory

 

ABOUT ME

MYmelanin Essence is a black, woman owned business. This brand was launched as part of a personal journey. One in which I decided to make a conscious effort to embrace all facets of who I am and be intentional about showing up as I am. 

 

Here's a little insight into my personal story... 

Throughout my childhood, my mom consistently reminded me that my name, EBONY AYOKA, translated into “Little Dark One that Brings Joy.”  My mom was intentional in constantly reminding me of my innate beauty, and persistent in her efforts to build my confidence as I transitioned from a young child to an adolescent. Yet, as a child and an adult, I allowed the opinions and comments from strangers, acquaintances… even family and friends to resonate louder. As a result, I encountered self-esteem issues throughout my life. Issues that became even more challenging to combat well into adulthood.  Present day, my personal mantra is "If you see it in yourself, say it to yourself. If you DON'T see it in yourself, say it anyway until you do." 

 

 

My Mission

My mission for the MYmelanin Essence brand, is to resonate with the Multifaceted Black Woman. My definition of a Multifaceted Black Woman is one who is actively embracing the many facets of who she is, while being just as intentional about showing up as she is... 

I want to Embrace, Encourage and Empower you to show up as your authentic self in each and every space, you grace with your presence... 

 

To EMBRACE...

Yes, I’m a black woman who meditates, journals and practices yoga…

Mindfulness practices have become an integral part of my journey and I’m sure I’m not alone. This is a space created for black women to support one another as you cultivate self care practices as part of your personal process of prioritizing your peace. 

 

To ENCOURAGE...

Your skin tone and Majestic Melanin Glow make you truly radiant. Celebrate your natural coils by proudly wearing your “Crown of Honor.”

 

To EMPOWER...

It’s okay to challenge misconceptions and stereotypes. Black women exude greatness as Black Mothers and Melanin Matriarchs. Your stance as an advocate, for whatever your cause, should be acknowledged and appreciated.

 

Whatever your journey or  intention, I am honored to be a part of it…

Let MYmelanin Essence help you express YOUR Melanin Essence