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melanin muse

We believe in the genius and magic in every Black woman!

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Campaign Ends on March 31, 2021

Project Description

cover muse: Naila Best  |  photographer: Vanessa Mwingira

 

 



Melanin Muse is the first digital magazine and multimedia platform created for and by Black women. We are a collective of Black women creatives dedicated to owning our narratives and sharing Black women’s stories. Over the last 3 years, we’ve created safe spaces for Black women to gather, inspire, work, celebrate, and educate one another. 

We believe in the genius and magic in every Black woman! Our vision is a world where all Black women are safe, free, and own their narratives.

It is our hope that you seek and build a community with us. As Black women, we are always supporting and nurturing others around us, but who is doing that for us? We want to see Black women and their families win, which means the nucleus of the family needs a safe place where she can flourish. 

Black women are changing the world and shifting the culture everywhere. You don't have to be a celebrity for us to honor you. Your story is inspirational and your story could change or save another woman or girl's life. We are also committed to using our platform to create an ecosystem for Black women to thrive financially. 

We are a team of seven Black women. We launched a previous SVOD company focused on developing content for Black women that did not scale. This previous business set the foundation for the pivot to Melanin Muse. We are using data analytics, feedback from our audience, and challenges to guide us with our business decisions.  Our first iteration of the platform is live and we're receiving great feedback. 
 


Why focus on Black women? Black women are making history and representing in education, polictics, and in almost every male-dominated industry.  Let's not forget Black women's dollars matter, too! We say why not focus Black women? Will you join us? 

“Now more than ever, African-American women’s consumer preferences and brand affinities are resonating across the U.S. mainstream, driving total black spending power toward a record $1.5 trillion by 2021,” reads a summary of Neilson's African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic.

We are raising funds to cover operational and marketing costs. The majority of our crowdfunding donations will go to Black women content creators that will help us tell Black women stories. Other funds will cover software, legal, and marketing costs. 

Thank you for your financial support and encouragement! 

Melanin Muse 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do we get in touch? 
    Please email mm@penhausmedia.com
  • Are you looking for partnerships and advertisers?
    Absolutely! We want to partner with brands and companies that share our values and would like to reach a community of Black women. Email mm@penhasmedia.com.
  • Are you accepting content submissions?
    Yes, we would love to collab with you. If you're a writer, please fill out our quick application form (click the write link). All content creators are welcome. Please join our digital community at melaninmuse.com (click the join link). 

 

 

Ella Nares
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$2
Latessa Gales
02/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
02/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
02/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
Bettina L Love
02/08/2021
cover muse
$1,000
Victoria Johnson
02/06/2021
muse
$150
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for joining our mission to protect black women and their stories. Your support means the world to us and will help pay Black women for their contributions. 

We welcome any amount because EVERY dollar will make a difference. We will ship our Rep the Brand t-shirt for all donations over $100.  Thank you! 

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1,000.00 USD
cover muse

Thank you for joining our mission to protect black women and their stories.  Your support means the world to us and will help sponsor a cover muse story for our digital magazine.  This will help pay for photography and video production costs. Thank you! 

Our gift to you is recognition on all our digital platforms for sponsoring a cover muse story, and, of course, our Rep the Brand t-shirt. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for joining our mission to protect black women and their stories. Your support means the world to us and will help pay Black women for their contributions. 

We welcome any amount because EVERY dollar will make a difference. We will ship our Rep the Brand t-shirt for all donations over $100.  Thank you! 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
cover muse

Thank you for joining our mission to protect black women and their stories.  Your support means the world to us and will help sponsor a cover muse story for our digital magazine.  This will help pay for photography and video production costs. Thank you! 

Our gift to you is recognition on all our digital platforms for sponsoring a cover muse story, and, of course, our Rep the Brand t-shirt. 

1 Supporter
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