Meet the Founders

MEET CO-CREATOR OF MELANIN MAKERS’ MARKET, TAKIELA LANGLEY

Takiela is a Fort Valley State University and Georgia Southern University alumni. This former educator is also the owner/artisan of The Natural Skincare Queen LLC. The Natural Skincare Queen was birthed in early 2019 from a love of bath and body products, a need for self-care, a quest to break free from the 9-5, a goal to empower other women, and a desire to push the legacy of entrepreneurship in her family to the next level as her sons look on.

Co-Founder of the Melanin Makers' Market: Takiela Langley

 

MEET CO-CREATOR OF MELANIN MAKERS’ MARKET, ARIELLE LANG

Arielle is a creative, a passionate leader with an ever growing track record for pushing the envelope, jumping the barrier, and translating complex ideas into incredible pieces. Being an artist is something that she thought she could never do because she is a young, single mother of 2, and is currently in school studying to be a nurse. She woke up one day, and decided "To hell with that negative mentality, grab your brushes, dust off those canvases, and show the world just exactly who you are, and that you deserve to be here". That was the day she decided to start living without fear. Anything she paints comes from her soul, it stems from her pride, ego, pain, hurt, grief, fears, and happiness. It also brings forth her patience, solitude, cure for her anxiety, but most importantly, it gives her an opportunity to show her children that you can be and do anything you want to do in this life as long as you're driven with purpose and passion.

Co-Founder of The Melanin Makers' Market: Arielle Lang