Womxn Supporting Womxn In Food
This interview was completed before the horrific deaths of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet but Marise and I both felt it was necessary to use our voices and this platform to address recent events and for Marise to share her personal experience with and thoughts on racial injustice and privilege, especially in relation to COVID-19.Being taken seriously as a young female entrepreneur in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field has been a big challenge. However, I have learned to overcome this obstacle as my chance of success has little to do with my age or gender. It is shaped by my own willingness to try and persevere.
I think the most important thing for women to remember is that, more than being "mothers," or "teachers," or "bakers," or "caregivers," we are still human first. You are enough, even if you didn't shower or leave your couch today.
Funnily enough, we had an astrologer pick a good “launch” date for our adaptogen gummy business. We were advised - by the stars, ha! - to wait until March 31st 2020. Needless to say, it wasn’t our intention to launch under such uncertainty but I still consider myself incredibly lucky.The hardest part of this pandemic has been adjusting to life as a full-time parent running a full-time business. My hubby Walker is my business partner so we've both been working part-time so that one of us is always with our 4 year old daughter. However, because our business is online and it's business as usual, we've had to make some major adjustments to how we work.