WATCH: Partners In Love and Business—Black Lesbian Entrepreneurs Launch CBD Lifestyle Brand 'UNOIA'
Updated: Jul 14
Atlanta power couple Brande Elise and Danielle Gray, co-founders of CBD lifestyle brand UNOIA [u-noy- uh], tells Living Out Loud 2.0 that they hope to become the Mary Kay/Madam CJ Walker of CBD. Gray, a marketing professional and Brande Elise, a voiceover actress, have extended their love for each other into a line of CBD infused products focusing on mental health, mindfulness and self-care. Originally launched in 2018, the 'beautiful thinkers' are on a mission to share the benefits of CBD.
"It's really about just being your best self and creating a lifestyle that feels good," said Gray.
"We're creating a safe space, especially for people who are very new to this CBD world and don't know where to begin," said Brande Elise.
UNOIA's product line includes CBD oral drops, CBD Muscle Relief, CBD Soothing Salve, CBD Pet Treats and Tinctures. The brand has benefitted from several celebrity endorsements, including Atlanta celebrties Kandi Burrus (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Mimi Faust (Love & Hip-Hop ATL).
Living Out Loud 2.0 had the pleasure of interviewing the busy couple a few days after the UNOIA relaunch party at Cynthia Bailey's (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) The Bailey Wine Cellar in Atlanta. They dished on CBD vs THC, how the product has impacted their lives and the lives of their supporters, CBD for pets, and how they're creating jobs during economic uncertainty through their "Certified Beautiful Thinker Program." And of course, we touch on the personal as they give us insight into how they manage being partners in both love and business.
Get into our interview with the fabulous Brande Elise and Danielle Gray below. Also, check out the commercial for UNOIA here.