Please take a moment to visit the websites of some of our guests as well as other people doing necessary and powerful work which centers the well-being of Black women. Like a garden, this list is ever growing. Thank you.
Little Black Buddha : Little Black Buddha (LBB) offers career coaching services and programming for professionals aiming to make significant career change. We also develop software to help adults figure out their career path and journey.
Sex With Ashley: Ashley is a sex blogger and sexfluencer who believes that every woman deserves an intimate, exciting, and fulfilling sex life. I use all of my platforms as a safe space to help women feel comfortable discussing sex out loud without shame
Melanin Well: Sierra Brown is a health and wellness coach particularly obsessed with helping black women (and our loving allies) get out of unmanageable routines and into bodies they love and love them back… for good. Through my Melanin Well community – I’ve been able to help 100’s of women find freedom in their own revised version of health and wellness.
Rebecca Thompson: Rebecca Thompson is a Clarity + Candidacy Coach for high achieving Black womxn and is the Founder of the Live In Your Light and Changing the Face of Power Bootcamps, transformative 3-month personal and professional executive coaching experiences for high achieving Black womxn who want the clarity (and confidence) to transform their lives (and campaigns) from the inside out.
Fort Negrita : Fort Negrita is a member cooperative dedicated to increasing awareness of a non-extractive, environmentally-functional lifestyle by offering opportunities for marginalized people to make a livelihood while living and giving gently on planet Earth. We offer zero waste-tested reusable products, content for increasing awareness, and local programming.
Ayanna Molina: Ayanna Molina earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of New Orleans in Psychology and English. She earned a Masters of Education degree in Community Counseling at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. Ayanna is also amember of the professional organizations, Counselors for Social Justice and the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Ayanna is designated as a Nationally Certified Counselor and holds a license in the state of Louisiana
B. Anderson: B. Anderson, (they/them), is a sound healer, plant medicine stewart/herbalist, reiki practitioner, mediation teacher, mediator, ritual leader and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis.
Pamela Booker: An artist-initiated, eco-project, founded by Pamela Booker, Where’s Your Tree? is a Sustainable Living Advocatein the partnering of art and natural resources as mediating tools, in the face of historic, environmental ruin of the planet and black and brown lives. This advocacy occurs in areas of eco-art, media and urban-agriculture, social justice, health and wellness.
Dr. Danielle Drake: Danielle Drake, PhD is Associate Professor, Program Co-Chair, and a graduate of the Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy MA program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University with her dissertation study focused on the use creativity and spirituality among African Americans. As a result of her dissertation research she developed and conducted an initial validation of the Black Spiritual Creativity Scale. Her clinical work as an Expressive Arts Therapist engages clients in creative writing, music, and visual arts processes.
Lisa Marie: Lisa Marie Goodson, is the Founder and Director of Black Berry Beauty Academy, a holistic institute dedicated to the health and wellness of women and the men who love them. She is an internationally known wellness coach, Raw and Living Food Chef, Womb Yoga instructor, dancer and poet. She is also the proud recipient of the “Black Power Award” for Health and Wellness 2016. She has helped many women and men find “new life” through her books, DVD’s, workshops and lectures. Lisa Marie Goodson holds an Associate Degree from Laney College in Arts and Humanities and a Bachelors Degree from California Institute of Integral Studies.
Kei Slaughter : kei slaughter [pronouns they/them/theirs] is a Soul-Folk Sonic Storyteller conjuring bokou magik from deep New Orleans roots. A Queer Black Non-Binary Vocalist, Flutist, Songwriter, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Sound Healer, and Music Therapist, kei believes in the power of music to promote radical healing, connection, freedom, and sustainable joy. Their early musical influences can be traced back to the gospel-shout feels of the Black Church and beyond