OB: I didn’t get a passport until I was 25. My ex-husband is Jamaican and when he would tell me about Jamaica, it sounded like the most magical place on earth. When I got my passport, I started traveling to Jamaica like a native. When I was there, I felt so grounded and at home. There are very few places on the planet where I feel peaceful and at home. I was astonished by it. I found it fascinating to be in a place, surrounded by Black people, and see the stark differences as well as similarities between us. Jamaica was the beginning for me.
In the past 15 years, I’ve been to twenty countries and counting. I’m going to Antarctica this winter!
Travel has been the impetus for my journey as an entrepreneur. I didn’t grow up wanting to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship came because I looked at the market and couldn’t believe that there was nothing out there for Black travelers needing beauty products.