I am the great granddaughter of Martha, who migrated to Canada from St. Kitts in the 1970's with my mother. Great-grand' Martha raised my mother as her own ensuring that she stayed true to her West Indian heritage while embracing her new home in Canada. In return, my mother followed suit, ensuring that I as well remained connected to my heritage as a first generation Canadian.
Naturally, I wanted to honour my great grandmother by calling my company Melanin Martha. For if it wasn't for her, I may not have been a proud Canadian. Currently Melanin Martha operates out of Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Melanin Martha, is a first generation Canadian lifestyle brand that marries and embraces cultural heritage, while adapting to a Canadian way of living.