Quantcast
Here's Why This Black Woman-Owned Feminine Hygiene Brand Is Trending

Here's Why This Black Woman-Owned Feminine Hygiene Brand Is Trending

The Honey Pot's pages were flooded with hundreds of negative reviews. Those reviews doubled their sales.

Culture & Entertainment

Beatrice Dixon wanted a seat at the table, so she built one with the launch of her plant-based, feminine hygiene company in 2014 that has since gained the attention of major retailers like Whole Foods and Target.

But for every table where there is bread broken, there will be less than grateful spectators with an opinion you probably didn't ask for. That's exactly what happened to Beatrice when The Honey Pot's 30-second advertisement for Target's "Founder's We Believe In" segment dropped and all hell broke loose.

In the ad, the entrepreneur made an important argument for the funding of Black woman-owned businesses that went a little something like this:

"The reason why it's so important for Honey Pot to do well is so that the next black girl that comes up with a great idea, she can have a better opportunity. That means a lot to me."

The statement, one that was seemingly triggering to a number of politically correct Patty's, later inspired a number of Internet trolls to flood the company's Trust Pilot page with negative, inaccurate comments about the company that did not go unnoticed by Black Twitter, who came to The Honey Pot's defense expeditiously.

Up until now, the company had not made an official statement about the controversy, but Beatrice recently sat down with ESSENCE to reveal that she is not only aware of the commercial's backlash, but she's totally here for it. In response to the company's recent influx of negative comments, the business owner had this to say:

"I wasn't necessarily blindsided [by the negative reactions], but I also didn't have an expectation. This was not Honey Pot's commercial, it was Target's commercial. It was shot during Black History Month and for Women's History Month. They chose that particular clip for a reason. I'm here for that story and that's why I said it. I know that there's a huge disparity when you look at the funding of businesses. I'm always going to be a proponent of us doing what we have to do so this isn't even a conversation. The only thing we as Black women business owners can do is make really successful businesses."

As the first and only Black-woman owned feminine care system that's powered by plants, Honey Pot's website says that their hygiene products are made "for humans with vaginas, by humans with vaginas" and if that isn't inclusion, I don't know what is. Featuring three unique systems and a number of feminine care projects catered to your body's specific needs, The Honey Pot just gave us an excuse to toss our Tampax and support a Black-owned business in the process.

Since the controversy, Bossip and Buzzfeed reported that the company's sales have DOUBLED, proving that every attempt to block your blessing is an opportunity to secure a bag.

Featured image courtesy of The Honey Pot.

Big Sean Says He ‘Can’t Wait To Be A Dad’ Following News That He And Jhené Aiko Are Expecting

Congratulations are in order for Jhené Aiko and Big Sean! The couple confirmed the news that they are expecting their first child together after photos surfaced of them walking around with the singer’s belly protruding. The “Detroit” rapper took to Instagram to share his excitement about being a dad. “Can’t wait to be a Dad,” he wrote in one of his Instagram Stories. In another post, he shared, “Whole new motivation forreal. Very grateful God continues to bless us, thank you.”

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
The Best Crystals For Attracting Love & Romance

As a firm believer in energy, crystals are something I naturally gravitate towards. There is a crystal for everything: crystals for luck, crystals for money, crystals for stress relief, crystals for healing. For this reason, these naturally-occurring wonders of the world make excellent tools for manifestation and intention-setting in your life. What you manifest in life is based on your vibration, so crystals act as a perfect caveat to raising your vibration and therefore attracting what you want most, including love.

Keep reading...Show less
Method Man On Having Low Self-Esteem & How It Caused An Awkward Encounter With Destiny’s Child

Over the last few years, Method Man has been deemed a “zaddy” by many women due to his handsome, grown-man-like features. But while he may be admired for his good looks, he didn’t always feel good about himself. The “Bring the Pain” artist was recently featured on Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast where he revealed that he often battled with low self-esteem early on in his career which led him to have an awkward encounter with Destiny’s Child.

Keep reading...Show less
How To Date Someone Who Is Not Your Physical 'Type'

I, like so many other people, have often struggled with the idea of dating people who aren’t my type. It’s not that I’m not open to dating someone I’m not attracted to, it’s really just a matter of how? How do you reject everything you know and give something new a chance? Especially when it seems that we’re not authentically attracted to “something new” because it is oftentimes so different from who we’d usually pursue. Admittedly, attraction can be superficial upon meeting anyone considering all you see are looks. However, shouldn’t you be able to enjoy your person physically in addition to all of the other stuff?

Keep reading...Show less
Tessa Thompson Talks ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ Character’s Sexuality

Tessa Thompson is gearing up for the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder where she plays Valkyrie, the king of Asgard. Fans first got a look at Tessa as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and later Avengers: End Game and now we will get to see her rule on her throne. Playing Valkyrie is a special moment for Tessa as she is Marvel’s first major LGBTQ+ character.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
A Black woman looks into the camera and gives a closed-mouth smile. She's wearing a black turtleneck

Miss Diddy Kicks Off BET Awards Weekend With 'A Toast To Black Hollywood'

Her annual event to celebrate the culture has a new name and more intention than ever before

Latest Posts