"Who is Soteria?" and "What inspired you to create this?" are the most asked questions I receive and you are probably asking the same thing. Let me first introduce myself.
Hi, my name is Kiana and I am a 20 year old college student who lived 1000 miles away from home on campus. Alone. No close relatives or friends who lived close by in case of an emergency. I was eager to move away so I could experience what it was like to be on my own and experience self growth and independence. I was able to take away exactly what I wanted from living so far from my parents but with that came a lot of fear on being on my own. Whether it was walking back to my dorm after an evening class by myself, taking an Uber alone, or going to the grocery store alone. I even found myself in situations where I was walking around an unfamiliar part of the city by myself and to make it even worse, my phone was dead.
Going through this experience I realized how unfortunate but important it is to have some sort of self defense "weapons" on you at all times. That is when I got this idea of starting up Soteria so I can help bring awareness to staying safe and to provide a place where you can come to get your own self defense products.
Soteria was the greek goddess for safety, deliverance, and preservation from harm. Our goal as a brand is to bring more awareness to individuals on staying more safe and being more aware of their surroundings any time and anywhere. You are a goddess and you are a hero, so now is the time to start treating yourself as one.