I’m so glad you’re here!
To formally introduce myself, my name is Mikayla Taylor (in case you couldn’t tell!) I’m a twenty-something woman of color with a passion for communication and digital media. Most importantly though, I am a wife and mom to a sweet little girl & feisty pup. Family is everything to me, and much of the driving force behind my business!
Public health is my first love, particularly because of the impact of chronic disease in Black community.
I live down south in Atlanta, Georgia where sweet tea is water and fried chicken is a food group. I struggle with anxiety, GERD, and IBS, which made navigating life in my late teens and early twenties a challenge. I’m constantly learning to prioritize my health and wellness so I don’t go back to where I used to be —someone who was overly anxious and feeling sick 99% of the time (which I didn’t find out until years later that endometriosis was a possibility).
In my marketing agency, many of my clients share a similar background in health & wellness. For clients not in the wellness niche, what connects us is a fire to build a successful business to live life on your own terms.
If that sounds like you, welcome in!
In 2018, I graduated from Emory University with a Master’s in Public Health and became a Certified Health Education Specialist®. Since then, I’ve also worked in health communications full-time, but I won’t bore you with my resume. You can find that over on LinkedIn.
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For me, this meant pretending to be well and abled when I was chronically sick. And for a while, this was pretty damn easy because I didn’t technically know I was “sick.”
In my 7+ years living with chronic illness, 5+ of those years where I was undiagnosed, fitting in was uncomplicated. Physically and emotionally draining, sure. But “uncomplicated” in the sense that all I had to do was follow the steps laid out for me.
Mikayla Taylor’s life outline: Finish high school, go to college, go to graduate school (in my case), and start a career.
Somewhere along the way, I realized I couldn’t keep up and it was severely damaging my physical and mental health. So, summer 2019 I said goodbye to my corporate job and hello to taking better care of myself.
In my time off, I started my blog & business to communicate authentically about invisible illness, and my experience with health and wellness.
Since then, my journey has evolved. Now I focus on helping women entrepreneurs show up on the first page of Google!