In February, Beatrice Dixon, co-founder of the Honey Pot Company, appeared in a Target ad that many people found inspiring. In the ad, the CEO affirmed that “the reason it’s so important for Honey Pot to do well is so that the next Black girl that comes up with a great idea, she can have a better opportunity.”
But some viewers took offense. Negative comments and scathing reviews of Honey Pot’s line of feminine products flooded social media. Dixon held her own, and she says her company has come out stronger for it, a lesson for everyone in this contentious, extremely online moment.