Everyone striving towards a goal is motivated by something. Most aim for a better lifestyle for themselves while others work to achieve fulfillment and happiness. Janai Akerele is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author who runs her brand Raw Black Energy with her children in mind.
Janai Akerele is a resident of Los Angeles. Before she was an entrepreneur, Janai had a passion for storytelling. From an early age, she started producing short stories before writing poetry. When she grew older, Janai produced a series of children’s books titled “Why Do I Have Two Mommies'” and “The Future is Female.”
As an author, Janai is passionate about enriching children’s lives through words of affirmation, meditation, and self-imagery. Janai has a catalog of books found in various stores, libraries, and boutiques worldwide. Each body of work that she produces is set to inspire children of color and families to embrace diversity, attract abundance, and instill confidence, love, and self-worth.
Her book “The Future is Female” is full of affirmations and brown girls of color, inspiring them to be anything they dream of being. The “Why Do I have to Mommy’s” was created to inspire the LGBTQ community that everyone’s family is unique in its own special way. They help parents when facing a difficult conversation with children due to the world’s sometimes altered views of same-sex parenting.
Over the years, the best-selling author has worked hard and garnered much success. Janai has been a top author on Amazon and conducted book tours. A true philanthropist at heart, Janai launched her sought-after clothing line called Eleventh & Logan in 2014 to honor her daughter. Since creating Eleventh & Logan, it has become a thriving online boutique.
Eleventh & Logan makes everyday life fit right into her customer’s skin. The clothing line caters to children’s wear. Janai created Eleventh & Logan to become an effortlessly chic clothing line for her customer’s little bohemian. They have a unique style to complement a gender-neutral approach.
Through innovation and inspiration, Janai launched Raw Black Energy this year. Raw Black Energy is a line of products curated for people’s living spaces. They are a line of curated products for people’s sacred space. They provide a holistic approach to body care items like candles and decors geared to inspire people to embrace earthly elements with their natural healing abilities. Raw Black Energy is a universal line. Janai believes that everyone can find a piece that they vibe with. Their line is specifically for people who enjoy bringing earthly elements into their homes.
Janai knows that it’s easy to do what someone else is doing and considers it safe, comfortable, and easy to market. However, she has always been one to stir controversy. She believes that children’s play-wear can still have a luxe look and be worn on the playground, and best-selling books can feature LGBT families of color.
It takes a lot of courage for someone to create brands with a voice. Janai Akerele will continue to step up and be the voice that is often silenced and will do everything with passion and consistency. She hopes to see children rocking her brand and seeing pieces of her passion in every home.