"When you are a Black woman you seldom do what you want to do and always do what you have to do". 

 -Dorothy Irene Height

PLEASE READ: Despite the Creator of The Melanin Exchange being a mental health professional and this platform occasionally used to discuss mental health topics and similar, this platform should not serve as a substitute for mental health services. If you are in need of mental health services and/or are in distress please identify a mental health professional and seek appropriate services to meet your needs.


Psychologist by day and podcaster and blogger depending on the time of day. Born in the Midwest, educated on the East Coast, and currently Down South living. I'm an introverted extrovert, lover of good energy, music, a foodie at heart, and stimulating conversations.


Creating this platform was something I imagined for several years. However, life was always happening. Although this was reality, I had exhausted this excuse. After years of my own self-reflection and life experiences I was more ready than ever to step out on faith! 

As a Black woman who has real conversations with similar women, I want to share and connect us across the world through discussions about our challenges and successes. I am ecstatic to see where this journey takes us and hope to connect with each of you in some way by being authentic and relatable. 

Grab your favorite cocktail, your friends, and get ready for Real, Raw, and Unconventional topics and conversations

With Peace, Love, and Blessings, 

-Jill, Creator of The MELANIN Exchange