We had the good fortune of connecting with Miranda J. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miranda J., we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’m someone who suffers with PMS every month. In fact, my symptoms have even gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. At one point I was throwing back three 800mg ibuprofen a day while on my cycle. I understood later from my doctor that large amounts of ibuprofen is bad on the kidneys overtime. Once I came to understand that, I got rid of the ibuprofen, and switched over to acetaphetamine. While that would slightly help… the pain, irritability, and moodiness persisted. I wanted to find ways to naturally help relieve my PMS symptoms.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a singer and songwriter. Music is all I’ve ever known. I’ve worked on both the creative and executive side. Starting The Moody Box initially felt challenging and overwhelming, but I was reminded that I can do it. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My mother and most of her sisters are entrepreneurs, opening and managing restaurants on the south side of Chicago for many years. My mother introduced me to entrepreneurship at an early age. She allowed me to see what it took to run a successful business. She would even let me count the money as a child.
This company is a new journey for me, and I’m excited to see it’s impact and success.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ohh I’m a ambiance and aesthetic person. My top favs
Ysabel for. a girls night, or dinner date
Cha Cha Matcha for the matcha with oat milk
Laurel Hardware for craft cocktails
Sweet Laurel Bakery for a tasty vegan dessert
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my lovely friend Dene’ Brown. When I first got the idea to do The Moody Box, her joyous energy and excitement behind it made me really want to see the idea through. Initially I felt overwhelmed, and was gonna let the idea sit idle. She and her creative mind helped me to finetune some of the details.
Instagram: @themoodyboxco @mirandajxoxo
Twitter: @mirandajxoxo @themoodyboxco