Meet The Creators Behind Melanation Meet Jasmin Williams and India Crump
July 4, 2017
Houston native Jasmin Williams always had a passion of helping others and self-learning. You will always catch her reading some book somewhere or watching natural-hair videos on Youtube. Jasmin holds a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies such as ExxonMobil and KPMG. She is currently working full-time as a consultant at Accenture. She hopes to continue her studies by receiving her masters in management and become a CDO (Chief Diversity Officer) for a big company one day. Outside of working and blogging on Melanation, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and attending concerts. Her idols are Beyonce, Myleik Teele, and her mom.
Houston native India Crump always had a passion of traveling around the world and digital storytelling. With her contagious laugh, she is able to light up any room. You will always catch her listening to Frank Ocean or doing DIY projects. India has a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin. She has done brand promotion and marketing for many Fortune 500 companies such as Google and Pandora. She hopes to follow her true dreams in the aviation or tech industry or be a UN ambassador one day. India enjoys traveling, binge-watching on old tv shows, and thrift shopping. Her idols are her mom, Issa Rae, and Michelle Obama.
Melanation came from Jasmin and India joining forces from their passion of traveling around the world. It started from exchanging ideas about starting a travel blog called “Outchea” about two girls who travel around the world while taking photos and videos and telling about their experience. Then the blog changed into traveling around the world and sharing women of color stories and experiences in another country. Thereafter, Melanation (well it was Melanated at first but…long story) was born from waking up one weekend and realizing there’s only a handful of websites that specifically highlight and celebrate women of color entrepreneurs. That’s when it became their civic responsibility to create ‘Melanation’ to be the stomping ground for women empowerment and collaboration. The rest became history…