Stories on Women of Color in Wellness
I CREATED GIRL TALK TO SHOWCASE WOMEN OF COLOR THAT ARE KICKING A** IN THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY!
They're the innovators and change makers that are paving the way for People of Color to embrace a holistic approach to Wellness and Healing.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS:
Congratulate yourself for taking a bold step toward a more Joyous, Healthy and Healing future!
Take a deep breath and marvel at the glory of the many Women of Color killing it in the Wellness field.
Grab a pen and paper, watch one interview at a time & jot down how you can incorporate their tips into your lifestyle.
Tell us your story in the comments & share the interviews that touched your heart with a Girlfriend!
Liana Naima as an energy worker is a certified White Light Reiki Expert Practitioner and VortexHealing® Practitioner. Liana utilizes breath work, vocal release, ceremonial cacao, and guided meditation in her practice to silence the mind and induce a transcendent state. She is passionate about making spirituality, self-care, and mindfulness accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Her diverse skill set as an educator and spiritual guide grant her the ability to create one-of-a-kind energetic healing experiences. In 2017, she was listed by Essence Magazine as one of the "Self-Care Sistahs That Helped Redefine Wellness." She's also been featured on the Black Girl in Om podcast, Yahoo, Sheen Magazine, Setu, and more!
Chavonne Hodges is an advertising agent by day and a group fitness instructor and entrepreneur by night. She's the Founder of the wellness + fitness brand Grillz And Granola, makers of the innovative workout class Trapaerobics and mindfulness conferences such as Zen Day.
Chavonne can be found modeling her fitness skills in Target ads, instructing Trapaerobics at Facebook + Tumblr, and partnering with Under Armour for her community conferences. In this interview we talk about how Chavonne uses Fitness to manage her Panic Disorder, and the impact she hopes to have on communities of color.
Danielle De La Fuente, Founder of Amal Alliance is a native of San Diego, CA and of Mexican and Iranian descent. She received her BA in International Relations from Boston University and MLitt in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Danielle has vast experience in peace-building and diplomatic efforts stemming from her work at the US Department of Defense’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, the British Embassy, and the Embassy of Argentina.
Her passion for striving to achieve sustainable peace by addressing issues at their root cause, led her to form the Amal Alliance. She has spoken about her initiative at the World Bank, at the International Refugee Congress in Istanbul, and at the UNHCR Global Compact for Refugees Thematic Discussions in Geneva.
Mar is a native of Marrakech, Morocco living and loving in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and creative director of I See You Wellness—a wellness and lifestyle brand that exists to empower communities of color through accessible wellness and radical self care.
Mar is a Reiki practitioner (Usui Shiki Ryoho) and a natural born healer with the ability to SEE YOU for who you truly are. Mar uses multiple modalities in her work: Meditation, Writing, Affirmations, Aromatherapy, Energy & Oracle Readings, Reiki and Sound Healing—and continues to study alongside peers and teachers to bring more accessible healing modalities to communities of color.
Mar is on a mission to ignite the spark within individuals so we can collectively rise to our purpose. Her work has been featured in ESSENCE Magazine, Refinery29, Madame Noire and Melanin & Sustainable Style.