From out of the realities of abandonment by her biological mother, being bi-racial, and growing up in a Black home, Katara McCarty realized early in life that the color of her skin mattered. After becoming a single mother at 19 and finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship, Katara became an entrepreneur holding leadership positions in both non and for-profit organizations.
Katara sat down with me to discuss her new app, EXHALE, the first emotional well-being app for Black Women. The app, which launched August 25, offers content tailored to women of color to promote self-care, mindfulness, and rest. The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play channel. Basic features are immediately available, but the user has the option to unlock additional features for a subscription fee of $4.99 a month.