Welcome to The Melanated Rising House

A dope ass space for Black creatives who want to make an impact

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What Is The Melanated Rising House?

The Melanated Rising House is a community for Black creatives to come together to dismantle our internalized oppressions and break free of the narratives holding us back so that we can each take bold action in our creative work, live our full Black selves, and make a powerful social impact.

As Black folx our journey is uniquely challenging, and as Black creatives our work is vital to the world. This House is a virtual home tailored to our specific needs in a way that cultivates healing, fosters genuine connection, inspires creative action, and allows you to show up fully as you are both in the House and in the world beyond.

About Me

I'm Kristin Iris Johnson, a Black queer film producer, writer, and coach living in Chicago, IL. I'm passionate about challenging oppressive power dynamics and systems by helping Black creatives step into their power. That's why I worked hard to build a business and podcast that centers the particular needs of Black folx while also igniting their creative work. Today, I've built this community to help Black creatives who want to make an impact, clear the shit holding them back, stand fully in who they are, and take bold creative action in their work.

What Will You Find In The House?

Here are some of the things you'll experience in The House...

  • Get exclusive content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.

  • Meet Black folx who share your interests, who live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics.

  • Build confidence so you can make better, more empowered decisions about your life, your creative work, and the things that are most important to you.

  • Swap stories, experiences, and ideas (not necessarily advice) around our shared mission.

  • Find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations, and new perspectives each and every day that will propel you forward.

Who is The House For?

The Melanated Rising House is exclusively for members of the Black diaspora (incl. Pan-African, Afrolatinx, and mixed race Black folx) of all gender expressions and sexual orientations - NO hoteps. This is a place for Black creatives who are passionate about their work, fed up with the constant battle against fear and doubt holding them back, and want the confidence to show up fully as they are so they can impact people in a deeper way.

The systems of oppression that dominate our society on a global level (white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, classism, and more) have a deep impact on us as Black folx specifically. They breed deep fears, doubts, and harmful social conditioning that are hard to break (or even recognize). That all creates huge limitations for us in every area of our lives. In The House you will explore and dismantle those limitations, build the confidence to be fully YOU, cultivate genuine nourishing connections with Black folx, and be supported mentally, emotionally, and creatively by others as you take bold action. 

We are artists, coaches, activists, entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, performers, athletes, healers, writers, nerds, podcasters, folx in tech and science, dreamers, doers, and visionaries! If you want to live out your purpose and affect people on a deeper level you're in the right place!


The Melanated Rising House is designed as a virtual "house" with "rooms" for different purposes. The House itself is free and encompasses all members. 

Here's what you get in The Melanated Rising House (free):

  • 24/7 access to a private community platform and mobile app that's customizable to your interests, and OFF Facebook and Instagram (with their censorship of Black voices)
  • Search, connect with, and message Black creatives who share your interests, live near you, or do similar things
  • Engage in though provoking conversations (outside the white gaze) designed to break down personal and creative barriers so you can excel
  • Get inspired, motivated, and in action!
  • Access exclusive virtual (and future in-person) events 

The Liberation Room is a monthly membership within The House where we go even deeper with exclusive trainings, bonus content, and personalized coaching.

Here's what you get in the Liberation Room ($20/mo):

  • Complete access to everything in The House mentioned above, plus...
  • Weekly Mini-Trainings to take you further personally and creatively
  • Action Steps to help you make real life shifts
  • Weekly Office Hours (by video call) to get direct personalized coaching to clear your way
  • Monthly Up-Level Workshops
  • Access exclusive bonus content tailor-made for US
  • FREE 1 month trial to start!

Join Us Today!


If you join The Liberation Room we highly recommend you join from a desktop then get on the mobile app after. If you purchase through the Apple iOS store there is a surcharge. So save you some coins! Hop on that laptop and join from there.

It's time you had a community of Black folx where you can be seen, heard, and feel at home.

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