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BIPOC Wellness Advocates

It goes without saying that the last couple of weeks have been rough for all of us. As someone who prides herself in taking mental health breaks and engaging in wellness as much as I can, I think it’s the perfect time for all of you to do so as well. Things aren’t going to change overnight, and we have to take care of ourselves either way. One way that I dive into wellness and continue to educate myself on it is through the women I admire.

I’ve compiled a list of women who inspire me, have changed my life, and can help you shift your mindset during these sensitive and uncertain times. I want you to learn more about these women and how they can have a positive impact on your lives. Keep on reading, and then hit that follow button!

Yasmine Cheyenne


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Yasmine is easily one of the most inspiring people on Instagram. She’s a spiritual teacher, writer, and speaker based in DC (but Brooklyn-raised). You can consider her an all-around wellness and mental health advocate. She helps her audience by strengthening their individual self-healing practices and creating new ones to follow. In other words, Yasmine has all the tools you need to get out there and create long-lasting positive changes in your life. Self-healing is so important, especially now, and Yasmine’s here to help us all do just that.

Tia Mowry


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Tia Mowry is not only my very good friend, but also an entrepreneur, actress, chef, producer, author, and now wellness advocate. She stepped into the wellness space when she introduced her new line of supplements, Anser. Upon learning she had endometriosis, Tia overhauled her life and wanted to encourage other women to take their first steps in the becoming the healthiest (and happiest!) versions of themselves. With key vitamins and minerals found in Anser supplements, you can support your body in building a stronger and healthier you. She’s also the author of the incredible cookbook, Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, For Healthier More Gorgeous You. This book chronicles Tia’s journey to wellness and provides all the resources you need to feel better.

Lalah Delia


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Lalah is another woman who you have to follow online. After being a fan of hers for years, I had the chance of having Lalah speak at one of my #InBrunchWeTrust events, and trust me, everyone loved her! Lalah is an author, spiritual writer, wellness educator, and the founder of one of my favorite platforms, Vibrate Higher Daily. Her best-selling book, Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power literally helped change my life. The purpose of the book is for the reader to head on the journey back to their empowered, higher-potential, and whole selves. It’s an absolute game changer and I highly recommend that everyone reads this book.

Latham Thomas


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Latham is another woman who truly changed my life. She’s the founder of New York’s premiere maternity lifestyle brand, Mama Glow. Latham is committed to helping women and families during the fertility period, pregnancy, and after birth as they enter into motherhood. Mama Glow offers doula support throughout every stage of a pregnancy, to ensure that mothers are feeling their best. Her brand also offers a doula immersion program for trainees to become the next leaders of the doula world to help shape the healthcare system and motherhood for all. You all know how important and beneficial having a doula has been for me!

Alex Elle


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There’s no way you haven’t come across Alex’s writing if you’re a regular on the internet. She’s truly one of the biggest voices on social media at the moment, and I’m so happy we’re all blessed to enjoy her work. Alex is an author, wellness consultant, and host of the popular hey, girl podcast. She’s built this online community who’s dedicated to self-care, at a time where we all need it most. Her writing will inspire you to truly live your best life, no matter what may be standing in the way.

Jamila Reddy


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Jamila is writer, meditation teacher, personal transformation coach, and life enthusiast. Through her work she helps people establish their vision and develop the courage to bring it into the world. Her popular online course, Make It Happen Accelerator, teaches the strategies accelerate your progress and get the support you need to bring a goal, dream, or idea to life. Jamila loves to teach people how to get out of their own way so they can see a path towards the life of their dreams.

Rachel Cargle


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Rachel has served as an absolute powerhouse during these past few weeks, and her voice has led her to hit over 1 million followers on Instagram. She’s been a great resource of education for anyone looking to learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and I admire her work so, so much. Rachel is a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her work is rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. If you follow her online, you’ll see how her content guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and gets people talking all over the world.

Elaine Welteroth


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A lot of you may know Elaine as the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, but since moving on from the glossy she’s become one of the most prominent black female voices of our time. She’s a New York Times best-selling author, aware-winning journalist, and producer. You probably also saw her amazing wedding go viral as she exchanged her vows in the most unique way during the pandemic, or you’ve definitely seen her on Project Runway. Elaine is a leader for the next generation of tastemakers and change-makers. She’s received an NAACP award this year, and was appointed as the cultural ambassador for Michelle Obama’s We All Vote initiative. Need I say more!? She’s incredible and a positive force that we need right now.

Most of the incredible women listed above are published authors. Join me in #BlackPublishingPower as we Blackout the best seller list with Black voices! Shop their books below:

Vibrate Higher Daily By Lalah Delia

More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

After The Rain by Alex Elle

Today I Affirm: A Journal That Nurtures Self Care by Alex Elle

Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within by Latham Thomas

Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy by Latham Thomas

Whole New You Cookbook by Tia Mowry

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