In this interview with Chanita, we talk through how and why she started Melanin.Tech, the stresses of starting a business and taking on others’ pain, and how she cements self-care time into her schedule.
1:48 — Describe a time when the company was taking too much
“Right now. The thing with Melanin.Tech is it's rooted in social justice. And with that, it takes a lot of emotional labor. I am reminded every single day that I am underestimated.”
4:08 — The importance of a tight-knit circle
“They're the ones who are like, you know: ‘Girl, that's probably a dumb idea,’ or ‘Let's try it this way,’ or ‘What are you doing? Where are you at? Come on get back up, get out of bed.’ I have those people who are surrounding me, and I have a husband who believes in me sometimes more than I believe in myself.”