Founder & Jewelry Designer, Made by Malyia Jewelry
A Bronx native, Florida State University alumni and all-around girl boss, Malyia is the entrepreneur other entrepreneurs dream of being. Leaving her 9-to-5 in the fashion industry behind to build her brand Made by Malyia Jewelry. Redefining beauty, she strives to empower with her timeless designs. Creating major buzz when spotted out with her very first chain, her brand eventually became a summer festival sensation.
Made by Malyia jewelry has been featured by Vogue magazine "Best Street Style at AfroPunk Festival 2015", Huffington Post, Essence Magazine and Buzzfeed.
Following her debut on The Today Show, where she experienced a hair make-under, she became a viral sensation within a few hours. Many things were said about the segment and her inclusion, but the most important thing was how she handled the backlash with such grace and professionalism. Stressing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the global beauty industry.
Following the viral hair debacle Malyia has put much focus on bringing awareness to the lack of diversity and inclusion in the beauty and fashion industry. Sharing her story with The Tom Joyner
Morning Radio Show, The Cut/NY Mag, Yahoo! Beauty and Essence Live.