Rescuing Kittens & Healing Childhood Trauma Through Poetry: Kanchan Singh
Kanchan Singh, Founder and CEO of Crumbs & Whiskers, joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. In 2014, Kanchan visited an elephant sanctuary in Thailand that helped reignite her lifelong passion of animal welfare. Upon returning to the states, Kanchan quit her corporate job and opened a kitten and cat cafe called Crumbs & Whiskers, to help reduce euthanasia in shelters. Much to her surprise, Crumbs & Whiskers was a massive hit that attracted an overwhelming amount of public interest, including celebrities and news stations. The more successful her business became, the more her mental health suffered and the impact of her childhood trauma came to the surface.If this episode resonates with you, share it with your friends on social media and tag @mimosasisterhood. If you're looking for ways to support this show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Growing up in India and discovering a passion for animal welfare at a very young age Volunteering at animal shelters and discovering the dark side of non-profits Dreams of becoming a social entrepreneur with a business model that helped the community Traveling to Thailand and visiting an elephant sanctuary and a cat cafe Returning to the states and opening a cat cafe business at 24 years oldThe trial and error of being a young solopreneur with minimal support from friends, family, and the general publicManaging an increase of success alongside a decrease in mental health Seeking support through therapy and uncovering severe memories of childhood trauma Reconnecting with artistry and discovering healing through poetry Launching a book, Dear Me, I Love You!The meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Kanchan on InstagramFollow Crumbs & Whiskers on InstagramCheck out the Crumbs & Whiskers websitePre-order Kanchan's book Dear Me, I Love You! on her websiteRead about Kanchan's hero, Lek Chailert, the founder of Elephant Nature Park in Thailand Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.