Disclosure Policy


The Melanated Maven is a for-profit blog that inspires women, especially women of color, to cultivate happier, authentic, and unapologetic lives through self care practice.


Please read my disclosures below. If you have any questions please email me at themelanatedmaven@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting The Melanated Maven!



All written content on http://www.themelanatedmaven.com is created by me unless stated otherwise. Photographs are collected from stock photography websites, edited and used accordingly, with the exception of some photos that I have taken myself.


PR Samples

Sometimes I receive complimentary samples, products and services in exchange for my honest review and/or mention in a blog post. Disclosure of my receipt of these products will always be mentioned in the blog post and relevant social media posts, in which they are included.

My opinions regarding the products are 100% my own and are not in any way influenced by the brand or company from which I received the product. My goal is to provide sincere feedback on products and services that have benefited me, so that you can also thrive in your self care!


Sponsored Content

This website accepts forms of compensation in exchange for paid blog posts or reviews, sponsored giveaways, or mentions of PR samples.

All sponsored posts will be clearly marked within the start of the post. I only work with brands that I use personally, and that align with my mission on The Melanated Maven. My recommendations are based only on my personal opinion, in hopes that they will work for you too.


Affiliate Links

Some posts on this blog may contain affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I may receive a small percentage of your purchase, at no additional cost to you. If a post contains affiliate links, this will be clearly stated in the first few paragraphs within the post.

Please note not all posted links are affiliate links. Sometimes I will link to products that I truly love and use, and highly recommend to my readers.



The Melanated Maven uses Google Adsense advertisements, therefore I do not control the nature of the content.


Email List Sign-Up

I use MailChimp to collect email addresses for my subscriber mailing list. Please read their privacy policy here. I do not spam my email list, or share emails with third parties. You will always have the option to unsubscribe from my mailing at any time, via email.


If you would like more information or have any questions regarding my disclosures, please email me at themelanatedmaven@gmail.com.


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