Within the world of wellness, there is one flagrant detail that can’t be ignored: how lacking it is in diversity. Not only in terms of ethnicity, sexuality or religious belief, but also in terms of how wellness itself is interpreted and portrayed.
That being said, there are actually a lot of women making wellness a better place, but since they don’t usually get put in spotlight, we wanted to give some of them a shout-out for all of the flat-out amazing things they’re saying and doing. Here, then, are a few women on our radar who are making wellness a new, improved, and more inclusive space for all. Let each of them inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
Extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be the cover feature of @thoughtfullymagazine issue 8!! You'll be able to grab a copy at @Wholefoods and bookstores on 5/1. Thanks so much for the amazing team who made it all come together! Brandie @thoughfullymagazine Photograpgher: @kimgenevieve Stylist: @alexisatarian Hair: @imlachanda Mua: @for_love_and_beauty Set assistant: @kathryn_parrish
Lauren Ash (@hellolaurenash) is the founder and creative director of Black Girl In Om, this visionary is dedicated to the wellness and self-care for women of color. Her audio meditations will probably take your mind to the next level. She is also the co-founder of the black joy-themed event company Party Noire in Chicago.
creating intentions, rooted in our values and desires, ensures that we're always living by our truth. reaching milestones while living in that truth are simply like cherries on top of the big bowl of ice cream. TONIGHT, join @deunivory + i as we take the reigns at @nikechicago's #airsocietychi thursday night series to talk all things manifestation, intention-setting, and living your most authentic life. i'll also guide + teach some movements + a meditation for change + transformation as we step from summer into fall. #linkinbio to RSVP. and yes there will be snacks + surprises because nike doesn't play lol. who's going to join us? tag ya girlfriends 🙋🏾 #nikewomen #niketraining #nike photo by @nolis + yes i'm closing my eyes because balance is ALL about your inner peace ✌🏾
Judine Saint-Gerard (@judinesaintgerard) is a social media personality, professional fitness athlete and fitness coach is using her platform to encourage people to change how they think about health and fitness: what it looks, feels and tastes like. Her mission is to make fitness accessible to everyone by being a living example and teaching from her own raw experiences. She inspires us to discover our own version of fitness; a healthy and active lifestyle that will grand us true self-fulfilment, happiness and longevity. Check out a guest interview we did with her earlier this year!
A new start doesn’t have to happen on Monday or on the first of the month— it just HAS to happen. You get to decide when you want to fire the gun and launch into your vision and your greatness. Don’t wait too long tho, juststart. ❤️ #theivyleaguedropout #amnathlete #trackgirltuesday #mystrongmoment _ 📷: @robertscuz | @alephmedianetwork 🙏🏿
Sade & Samantha Mims (@sademims & @samsaa) are Brooklyn-based twin sisters are the co-founders of Edas Jewels and run the dope blog Brown Fox. With a focus on health, food, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, you can have the best of all worlds thanks to these two.
Melody Jones (@melodyorganics) is a blogger who focuses on juice, health, and motherhood. She believes that a balanced lifestyle should be accessible to all. If this busy bee can manage to do it all, so can you.