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Black Women in Wellness

47 EpisodesProduced by Black Women in WellnessWebsite

Black Women in Wellness is a virtual interview series looking to amplify the voices of black women working as wellness practitioners in various capacities.

47 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Wellness Chat with Isah Kushma

September 3rd, 2023


Isah Kushma is a disabled combat veteran from the United States Army with 25 years of service.  She is a disciplined Wellness Coach and Yoga Instructor whose passion for total fitness encourages others to practice …

Wellness chat with Olivia F Scott

June 1st, 2023


Olivia F. Scott is a respected Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher trained in New York City. Freedom At The Mat is an online and …

Real Talk about Health and Pivoting with Dr. V

April 16th, 2023


Dr. Varnado left her traditional career of almost 20 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2021 to address the broken healthcare system, which …

Wellness chat with Health and Life Transformation Coach Tosha Bailey

March 26th, 2023


Since 2004, Tosha Bailey has coached busy women on how to become happier, healthier and hotter by creating balance between the foods they love and the foods their bodies need, short effective workouts, and shifting …

A Conversation with Curator of Experiences, Venice Williams

February 19th, 2023


A creative, innovator and critical thinker, in 2020 Venice Williams made the decision to leave her career in Education to explore various avenues that can bridge the many desires she has. She is now living in Costa Rica …

Talking Reproductive Justice and Community with Tricia Gray and Dr. Alicia Bonaparte

October 30th, 2022


Alicia D. Bonaparte, PhD.

Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte is currently a Full Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and trained as a medical sociologist …

Talking Reproductive Justice with Tricia Gray

September 18th, 2022


Tricia Gray is a Los Angeles based community worker with over 15 years of experience in juvenile carceral system, foster care, suicide education and awareness, and county public health. Currently, Tricia is the …

BWIW Interview with Angel V. Shannon

August 14th, 2022


Angel V. Shannon, MS, CRNP is a personal development keynote speaker, board certified nurse practitioner and founder of Seva Health and The Seva Institute. Her inspiring presentations are drawn from nearly three decades …

A Sensual Journey with Perle Noire

June 12th, 2022


Perle Noire is THE Black Burlesque Queen. Known as Mama Perle in the burlesque community, she's been blessed with the unique gift of embodying Josephine Baker and healing an audience in a theatre or in the classroom. A …

A Chat About Hypnotherapy and Travel with Talya Peters

May 29th, 2022


Talya Peters was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia.  She has worked in the aviation industry for over 20 years.  She tried hypnosis in 2016 but it wasn’t until she used Hypnobirthing in 2019 that she really began to …

BWIW with Dr. Micah Allen ND, L.Ac.

April 10th, 2022


Dr. Allen is a Naturopathic Physician & Licensed Acupuncturist at Essential Natural Health in the Richmond, Va area. As an expert in her field, her patients benefit greatly from her extensive knowledge of natural …

Talking All Things Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Adeola Mead

March 6th, 2022


Adeola Mead is a Naturopathic Physician with 15 years of clinical experience who's team provides integrative wellness programs to help improve …

BWIW Interview with Mental Health Advocate Sasha Nicole

February 13th, 2022


Content warning: In this episode, we discuss postpartum depression and thoughts of harm.

For women who feel stuck and stagnant in life, Sasha Nicole …

BWIW Interview with Tattoo Artist Rae Muhammad

November 21st, 2021


Rae Muhammad was born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She went to Auburn University and earned her bachelor's in Pre-Veterinary Sciences, and …

A September Story Time

September 26th, 2021


Hi good people,

This month's episode is a little different. I don't have an interview for you. Instead, I will be sitting down for a story time to let you in on what has been happening behind the scenes and what will be …

BWIW Interview with Green Carbon Queen Dahiana Green

August 22nd, 2021


Dahiana Green is your Green Carbon Queen. She is a firm believer that it is the ultimate goal of life to yoke or unify your spiritual form with your …

BWIW Wellness Chat for Back to School/Work

August 9th, 2021


Ahoi hoi good people! Ginette Rhodes is back to do another wellness chat with me. For this chat, we'll be talking about daily routines and back to …

BWIW Interview with Urban Medicine Woman Carine Camara

July 25th, 2021


Carine Camara is an urban medicine woman. She is a Spiritual Wellness Coach, Acupuncturist, Energy Healer, Host of the Infinite Love Podcast and a …

BWIW Wellness Chat on Summer Skin Care

June 21st, 2021


We're trying something new this month! In the spirit of "Friday Inspiration", we're doing a new segment called "Wellness Chat". For these chats, I'll be sitting down with the lovely Ginette Rhodes (from …

BWIW Interview with Artist and Poet Kyoko Rorie-Bruton

June 13th, 2021


Kyoko Rorie-Bruton was born and raised in a small town named New London, NC. When she was 18, she graduated high-school and began college to pursue a …

BWIW Bonus Interview with Poet/Activist Joyce M. Rose-Harris

May 23rd, 2021


Joyce M. Rose-Harris is an experienced Digital Strategist for political and non-profit organizations. Currently Joyce is a Digital Trainer with the …

BWIW Interview with Podcaster and Wellness Entrepreneur Ginette Rhodes

May 16th, 2021


Ginette Rhodes graduated from The Ohio State University in 2019. After graduation she founded which is an online wellness store that ships natural personal care items, vitamins, superfoods, candles, …

BWIW Interview with Poet - Actor - Visual Artist D. Colin

April 18th, 2021


D. Colin is a poet and dreamchaser holding degrees in English and  Africana Studies. She is the author of Dreaming in Kreyol and Said the Swing to …

BWIW Interview with Holistic Wellness Guide and Health Coach Lauren Pope Forbes

March 28th, 2021


Lauren Pope Forbes is a Holistic Wellness Guide and certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is also the Creator and Founder of …

All things Cannabis with Afro Cannada Budsistas Khadisha Thornhill and Natalie Cox

December 6th, 2020


Today's show is our season 2 finale and my first double interview. Today I had the pleasure to talk all things cannabis with Khadisha Thornhill and Natalie Cox of Afro Cannada Budsistas.

Khadisha Thornhill is an …

Making Healthy the New Normal with dietitian and nutritionist Alexis Motley

November 29th, 2020


Alexis Motley is contagiously positive and passionate about nutrition and creating healthy lifestyles for everyone in her community. She is known for her comprehensive approach that encompasses a positive relationship …

How to Take a Moment with Yourself

November 22nd, 2020


Sheryl Jackson is a Savvy Entrepreneur, Business and Private Yoga Wellness Coach. She specializes in helping Yoga Teachers & Wellness Entrepreneurs to create financial well-being through coaching and online courses. …

Getting Fit with Your Whole Self

November 15th, 2020


In this interview, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Licensed Psychotherapist, Wellness Coach and Certified Life Coach Aisha Antoinette Picott. She has over a decade of experience in the field of social work …

Two Black Girls Go to A Farm

November 8th, 2020


For this interview, I sit down with friend and Black Girl Social Club -- Costa Rica Chapter President Celesté Lawson. We have a chit chat about a …

Community Health Workers for the Win!

November 1st, 2020


Tasha Whitaker is a speaker, author, educator, trainer and owner of TWhitaker Enterprises, a consulting agency that provides professional development …

Dietitian Marsha S Hoffman Chats All Things Food and Health

October 25th, 2020


Marsha Hoffmann is a NYC based Registered Dietitian. She is a first-generation Haitian American. Marsha graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelors's in Hispanic Language and Literature. After completing her …

Gullah Geechee Vegan Cookbook Author Takes Us on a Food Journey

October 18th, 2020


The lovely Sufia Giza returns to kick off season 2 of the interview series and talk about her journey to veganism, her vegan cookbook, and her new venture of growing her own food. Sufia Giza is a yoga teacher, …

BWIW Interview with Raychelle Heath

October 4th, 2020


For our season 1 finale episode, I'm bringing you an interview with me! I sat down with my dear friend Rev Saundra Porter Thomas to talk about my journey as a wellness provider.  I have been a yoga teacher for some time …

BWIW Interview with Teaisha Whittingham

September 27th, 2020


In this episode, we have our final interview in our reproductive health conversation. I'll be talking to another doula who has her own unique …

Friday Inspiration -- Tam Luc and Women Who Boss Up

September 25th, 2020


For today's Friday inspiration, I have a bonus interview for you with business coach Tam Luc

Tam Luc is a #1 International bestselling author, and founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, …

BWIW Interview with Shawna Morant

September 20th, 2020


We are continuing our conversation on reproductive health this episode with birth doula Shawna Morant.

Shawna Morant graduated from Winthrop …

BWIW Interview with Dr. Alicia Bonaparte

September 13th, 2020


This episode is the first of three episodes that we'll be doing discussing reproductive wellness. 

Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte is currently Associate …

BWIW Interview with V Ophelia Rigault

September 6th, 2020


V. Ophelia Rigault whole-heartedly believes that grief is our greatest teacher, and there comes a time that the griever has to choose to get through …

Friday Inspiration -- Black Joy Matters

September 4th, 2020


I had the great pleasure of attending The Black Love Experience last week, and in this minisode I talk about my take-aways from the Black Joy Matters …

BWIW Interview with Janna Zinzi

August 30th, 2020


Janna Zinzi is a traveling storyteller documenting cultural changemakers in arts, spirituality and social justice. When she saw that most travel …

Friday Inspiration -- Tiny Habits for Big Changes

August 28th, 2020


In this minisode, I talk about making big habits small so that they are more sustainable. This Friday's inspiration comes from:

  • Sustainable Vegan

BWIW Interview with Rev Saundra Porter Thomas

August 23rd, 2020


Rev. Saundra Porter Thomas is a SynErgy Wellness Practitioner, Interfaith-Interspiritual Minister, Next Level UP! Life Coach, Intuitive Messenger, Singer/Songwriter, and StoryWeaver currently based in Costa Rica. She …

Friday Inspiration -- Checking in on Our Mental Health

August 21st, 2020


In this mini-episode, I talk about getting vulnerable about our mental health. We are living in an unprecedented moment right now, and having support …

BWIW Interview with Venecia Runningwolf

August 16th, 2020


Venecia Runningwolf is medicinal musician out of South Carolina Practicing who has been practicing in the realm of music and sound therapy for over …

Friday Inspiration - The Importance of Rest

August 14th, 2020


In this bonus mini-episode, I talk about being inspired to rest this week.

Shout out to @thenapministry on IG for reminding us all to take time to …

BWIW Talks with Yoga Teacher Sufia Giza

August 9th, 2020


In this episode, I sit down with the beautiful spirit that is Sufia Giza. We talk about what it was like for her as black woman going through yoga …

Introduction to BWIW Interview Series

August 7th, 2020


Here's an introduction to the Black Women in Wellness Interview series and a preview of what you can expect from season 1.

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