Hey Indie Hackers!
I am Hana Mohan, and I co-founded SupportBee.com in late 2011. We launched in 2012, and since then, we have slowly grown to over $40k MRR.
I also happen to be a transgender woman, and I transitioned while working on my business. I have written extensively about my transition. One of the things I struggled with during that time was my inability to find other transgender tech founders to connect with and share my challenges. I hope that by posting my story online, I can be there for someone else in my shoes today.
Bootstrapping isn't always the easiest thing to do but is often worth it. It gets harder each year with more competition and higher salaries. I have written about my challenges as a bootstrapped entrepreneur and the opportunity it presented me to be able to transition while still working on my business.
I wrapped up my transition earlier this year, and I am launching a new product next week on ProductHunt - MagicBell.io. It's an idea I wanted to work on for years but had to put aside to focus on my personal life.
I'd be happy to answer any questions about my business, my journey as a trans woman in the tech community. If you want to connect with me privately, you can reach me on Twitter. I also did an video interview with Nathan Latka recently - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdA0jCGi52s
Fun fact: During the last decade, I lived for a couple of years at a time in Vietnam, Medellin, and Barcelona, amongst other places.