Kennedi Curtis, is a 14 year old black girl from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

During summer of 2020, I was not feeling so special. George Floyd, another innocent black man was killed by a police officer. I was tired of feeling helpless and wanted to prove to these girls at my school who were ALM (All Lives Matter) supporters and didn't think greatly of black people and of myself that being black is great and that it should be something I'm proud of. That's when I decided that I wanted to start a business to help people embrace their blackness instead of feeling helpless.

"Melanin Marie Beauty" Is a handmade Beauty and Self Care Lip Gloss and Body Butter Brand that wants to help other People of Color to feel just as good about themselves.