January 2023 UPDATE!
Hello! Thanks for stopping by, yes the fundraising continues, check out details below to learn more about Brown Angel Skin & Hair! This year I will be working on reformulating and rebranding ~ Trademark is pending!
Check out this Jan 2023 report from the Washington Dept of Ecology, Chemicals in Cosmetics Used by Washington Residents which has found that "Women of color, especially Black women and women with dark skin, may be exposed to these hazardous chemicals more frequently." It's time for clean beauty for everyone!
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Brown Angel NEEDS Angel Donors to help raise $10k!
For 5 years, I have developed my business concept and tested my products at dozens and dozens of pop-ups and events in Seattle. Over the last couple of years, Brown Angel has had some amazing press and support from Seattle Met Magazine , Comcast RISE , PCC Sound Consumer , South Seattle Emerald , & Ventures.
And now, my business plan is evolving, and business development expenses are increasing and adding up. More than I can currently handle. Please consider making a donation towards these expenses that will both help me to grow in business and help keep my business in an increasingly expensive Washington!
ABOUT BROWN ANGEL
~ plant-based skin & hair care featuring vintage Black films~
Did you know? Black womxn's skin and hair care products are 30% more likely to contain toxic ingredients than products not marketed to Black womxn? And there is a huge and diverse market waiting for new ideas and safer ingredients to be more readily available, affordable, and fun.
There is something so special about this mixture I have made - this concept I have created where - Clean Beauty meets Black Cinema. Of my childhood struggles with a tangled kitchen, ashy elbows, and too few a role model - as seen through this evolving ideation of my product labels featuring vintage Black films.
In the early African American “race film” there is a full cycle of creative production that starts and ends with the Black community, in a way that doesn't exist now. Black Artists Producing, Writing, Casting, Directing, Acting, Performing, Editing, Distributing, Film Projecting, AND the Black Audience WATCHING.
With Brown Angel Skin & Hair I have dug into the archives of early Black cinema - and pulled out this construction of the “race film” for 21st century engagement. Several “race film” directors and production companies may have had only one film survive the archival process. With 100 years gone by, I wonder what we can still learn from these films and these womxn? What should we hold on to, and what should we let go? In what critical ways can we remember this era of creative Black community, share the history and context, and interpret these stories? I know we all belong to this legacy in some way, and my product idea continues to evolve to share this history, critically and with the love of self and community.
I am seeking crowdfunding now and for the first time so I can keep it going. If you are able, if you love Brown Angel products, if you love vintage Black films, if you've benefited from my time, energy, labor, & expertise, if you have ashy skin or you love a buttered bath soak, if you love the increased representation of marginalized people in gatekept spaces! PLEASE consider donating and keeping my queer, Black, womxn-owned business alive!
With so much gratitude and thanks,