Meet Electra Davis, the 36-year old founder and CEO of Mysteek Naturals – a popular Black-owned line of chemical-free hair color products. She launched her successful company just two years after becoming a divorced single mother with two children.
Electra grew up as an only child living in Buffalo, NY, with her mom. However, her mom worked and partied a lot, and Electra was often left with her grandparents. As a result, one of her uncles began sexually abusing her from age 5 to 8.
After this was discovered, she went to go live with her father. She began working at 14-years old, and started paying rent to her Dad when she was just 15. She was even forced to buy her own groceries and was given one side of the refrigerator to only eat the food she bought. Two weeks after graduating high school, she joined the Army at 18-years old.
While in the Army, Electra got married and had one child. She later left the Army, had another child, and went through a bitter divorce with her cheating husband while working full-time as a contract specialist. At this time, she was also a full-time college student.
She says that her life experiences as a child…