Being In Total Control of Herself

Who we are

How Bitches Are Made is a female empowerment brand created by actor Rachel Melvin,  aimed at providing young girls and women with the tools they need to cultivate the lives they've always wanted.

Girls, women - we're always going to be called a bitch no matter what we doso we might as well use it as a term of empowerment.



Our Contributors

Rachel Melvin


Rachel moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 to pursue a career as an actor. She got her start playing Chelsea Brady in NBC's "Days of Our Lives" in 2005 and left the show four years later, going on to star in films like "Dumb and Dumber To" opposite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and in television shows like FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" and MTV's "Awkward."

How Bitches Are Made is a concept Rachel's been developing for years, having recently launched as a comedic, self help podcast in late 2019. Based on her personal journey of growing up in a big city on her own, she recounts the defining moments in her life responsible for hardening her perspective and explores why it is so hard to be a woman navigating her way in the modern world.


HBAM goes far beyond Rachel's experiences however. From dissecting a term she deems "a bully word designed to hold women back" to exploring how the way we pee as children effects our experiences as adults, Rachel's observations on societal upbringing and the pursuit of equality in general, bring to the surface several theses you'll find as enlightening as they are entertaining. ​And her hope? Incredibly helpful.

"My goal with How Bitches Are Made is to get women to realize the mistakes we've been making that are within our control, and to then provide them with the tools they need to obtain the happiness they deserve."


Mariasha AlTynBaeva

D I R E C T O R   O F   S O C I A L   M E D I A

After 11 years of training, Mariasha was on her way to become a professional tennis player, walking away from it when she was 15 years old. Admitting to herself it wasn’t fulfilling enough to truly make her happy, she broke the news to her family that instead, she wants to pursue a career in the arts.


A bad ass bitch in her own right, Mari’s mom supported her decision and helped her get into a performing arts boarding school in Boston, MA called The Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Mariasha studied there for the remainder of her high school years, later graduating from the New School for Drama with a BFA in Theatre as well as minor in psychology.


Mari has since studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and LAMDA in London, UK. She currently resides in Los Angeles doing and loving every minute of it.