DCFunemployment: Tell the people – Who are you?
Meka Mathis, Owner of Skin Beauty Bar located on Capitol Hill. A boutique beauty bar that offers facials, waxing, massage, microblading, teeth whitening, and eyelash extensions. (DCF: This holiday season we could all use a little self love so #treatyourself!)
DCF: What does being funemployed mean to you & what was your path to funemployment?
MM: Funemployment to me is loving your job. Not considering your job as employment but a passion. (DCF: Preach!)
DCF: Who was your first cheerleader?
MM: My Mother. (DCF: She got it from her momma!)
DCF: What experiences in your life prepared you for where you are now?
MM: My education at Parsons School of Design and living is NYC for years prepared me for where I am now.
DCF: Where do you get your inspiration and/or motivation?
MM: Reading inspiring articles on women owned businesses. (DCF: Woot woot, we are a fan of those too!)
DCF: What does balance mean to you and how do find balance?
MM: Balance means a separation from work and my personal life. I find balance on vacation.
DCF: What sacrifices did you have to make to get here?
MM: My personal life and finances are sacrifices that I had to make.
DCF: What struggles have you faced as a women in your industry?
MM: People do not take me seriously (DCF: That struggle is so real!).
DCF: What is the early advice you didn’t listen to that you wish you had?
MM: My mother told me you have to spend big money to make big money.
DCF: What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from it?
MM: Greatest failure was not buying my retail space.
DCF: What is your proudest moment?
MM: When I was featured in Instyle magazine. I have my own skincare and lip gloss line.