about me

 
 
 

I find it challenging if not impossible to encompass myself and my mission in a neatly wrapped statement that appropriately  captures my whole human.

The common thread in my passion is my belief to the very core of my being that women are powerful and deserving of more than we are often given.

Someone once described me as a enigmatic female power broker … I felt like that captured me. Not because I am mysterious or hard to understand, but because I have an array of passions to which I dedicate my time and energy and each is focused on empowering the female mind, body, and spirit.

The common thread in my passion is my belief to the very core of my being that women are powerful and deserving of more than we are often given.

Advocating for women’s health is a passion of mine. One of my ventures, The Female Condition (@thefemalecondition on Instagram), is a space dedicated to honest conversation about the female experience in the world with health being a topic I speak about frequently.

Products focused on and marketed to women are aplenty. But if we look across the female-centric landscape, we find a plethora of options that are largely about someone’s bottom line and not about the actual end consumer or user experience, nor are product offerings in line with what women have asked for or demanded. Women, with significant purchasing power as individuals and within the family unit, are marketed to for the sales potential. But what are these ‘for her’ products amounting to when it comes to designing products for humans with vaginas? In today’s world, the word ‘woman’ is certainly not synonymous with ‘humans with vaginas’. Yet, when we examine traditional marketing tactics, that is most certainly what ‘for her’ and ’woman friendly’ is intended to mean when slapped on a product label – “this product is designed for humans with vaginas”. But in most cases, the end product is nothing more than fancy marketing speak.

My hobbies include writing, reading, and telling other women they are Bomb AF

People say necessity is the mother of all invention, which is definitely applicable to my story. A few years back, I started creating my own bath products after several failed attempts to use what was readily available to the market. I even had some custom made for my sensitive skin and vagina, but it didn’t matter what I tried. I always left the tub with the beginnings of an infection. I had had enough. I began making my own bath products where I could guarantee pure, organic ingredients that were gentle enough for my sensitive body. Once I perfected my recipes, I got to thinking that other people might also like these products. And that is how Bomb AF was born.

Bomb AF Bath products are organic, vegan, dye and perfume free, and are not tested on animals. Each product also comes with a full ingredients listing and suggested use for the woman looking for a curated bath experience.

When it came time to name my bath company, I knew exactly what type of branding I wanted the name to embody. One of my favorite things to say is,

“My hobbies include writing, reading, and telling other women they are Bomb AF”

I am about creating spaces where women openly, honestly and genuinely love and support one another.

Bath bombs specifically made to be vagina friendly; Bomb AF was an easy decision to make. The marketing practically writes itself. When I market what I market, I mean it. I made this product with a laser focus on creating a bath product that would be great for us.

I am about creating spaces where women openly, honestly and genuinely love and support one another. That space can be created anywhere. It can be at my house for brunch, the silent look we give each other in a meeting, it can be as simple as seeing a woman wearing a message of support for other women.

When not in the bathtub, I am often seen wearing the clothing I design. I am big on talking about what I am about and wearing pro-woman gear on my travels through the world. I am a woman other women can trust, and I like my style to reflect that. If you’re interested, you can check out my full collection on Redbubble.com.

In the midst of my bath bomb and pro-woman content creation ventures, I also wrote a book. The book is titled I’m Black and I Have a Dad, and it is about my experience as a biracial woman growing up with a single Black father in the Midwest. I'm frequently asked how this book fits into my pro-woman agenda, and my response is that my adult life and passion works were manifested in my childhood from the way I was raised. My dad instilled in me a relentless work ethic, consistently told me my opportunities were endless, and pushed me at each phase in my life to embrace my own power. That is where the book fits in all of this. I can’t tell you how I got where I am today without telling you where I came from, and that is from a household with two formidable parents with a father that told me the world was mine so long as I worked hard for it.

xo. jaz