The wellness industry is a predominantly white space that often excludes the BIPOC community despite drawing many of its practices from those very communities.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing some insightful and inspiring Black wellness experts and advocates who are changing the wellness conversation and raising awareness around radical self-love, holistic and communal wellness, body liberation, mental health, and more. Here’s to uplifting Black voices not just this month, but every month.
Marie Beecham is a social justice advocate and anti-racism educator that uses her platform to share resources, experiences, and perspective from the heart of her sleeve. Marie aims to provoke thought and action while cultivating unity and understanding.
Kendra Austin is an NYC-based curve model, activist, and content creator who preaches all things self and communal care. She is an advocate for body positivity and uses her platform to change the social stigma around fat-phobia. Kendra is known for thoughtful, witty, and candid work that leaves you feeling inspired, empowered, and motivated.
Dr. Mariel Buquè
Dr. Mariel Buquè is a Columbia University-trained licensed psychologist, holistic mental health expert, and sound bath meditation healer. She is an intergenerational trauma expert that shares mantras, reflections, and reminders with the aim of healing through holistic mental wellness practices.
Meghan Watson is a psychotherapist, writer, content creator, and founder of Bloom Psychology & Wellness who focuses on getting you connected to your best self. Meghan shares affirmations, reminders, and reflections through an anti-oppressive, radical self compassion, and body liberation lens.
Mel Douglas is a yoga teacher, Black lesbian activist, wellness advocate, and founder of the Black Women’s Yoga Collective. Mel is known for hosting yoga + wellness workshops that aim to support healing for the BIWOC community with an emphasis on Black women, while sharing her personal journey surrounding wellness + self healing.
Tara Thomas is a chef, consultant, and creative who’s enamored by all things food. Tara shares on topics of conscious consumption, intentional nourishment, and communal efforts powered by food.
Yasmine Jameelah is a wellness advocate sharing her experiences healing while building space for collective healing. Yasmine is the founder/CEO of Transparent & Black, a wellness collective created for Black people to have a space to heal from intergenerational trauma.
Priscilla O. Agyeman is a public health professional, mental health advocate, and creator of Saddie Baddies; a virtual safe space for young women of color to destigmatize mental health + initiate collective healing. Saddie Baddies has thoughtfully curated visual content and research-based topics to challenge the discourse around mental health.
Tiffany Ima shares her experience with body confidence and healing disordered eating through authentic insights related to body image, food, and holistic wellness.
Ruthie Zerai is a mental health advocate and life coach that shares affirmations, reminders, and strategies to help you reach your goals.
Blanche Howard is a body positivity coach promoting health and wellness, mental health, and food accessibility. She shares everyday musings related to body liberation, self-love affirmations, and healthy reminders to food.
Flourish Heights is a women’s wellness space that shares tips and inspo related to nutrition, body literacy, and hormones. Founded by Valerie Agyeman, a women’s health dietician, with the mission of encouraging and inspiring you to prioritize your health.
Shana Minei Spence
Shana Minei Spence is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist based in NYC. She is an anti-diet and all foods fit advocate that shares on topics related to health and nutrition.
PAPAYANWELL is a realistic wellness space to support women on their journey to holistic wellness. Founded by Jahnela, a nutritionist and healthy lifestyle coach, PAPAYANWELL shares nutritious recipes, mindfulness reminders, and community cooking!
Nedra Glover Tawwab
Nedra Glover Tawwab is a licensed therapist and relationship expert that specializes in boundaries for healthy relationships. Nedra shares healthy reminders and thoughtful reflections through her content.
Faith Broussard Cade
Faith Broussard Cade is a mental health counselor, author, and wellness advocate based in Louisiana. Faith is known for sharing transformative notes + affirmations on torn up pieces of paper that provoke daily reflection, self-love, and inspiration.
Safiya is a therapist, writer, coach, and consultant sharing on topics covering Black healing, ED recovery, body liberation, and thoughtful self reflections.
@alliesdoingwork / @eryn_danielle
Eryn Danielle is movement artist, model, creative storyteller, and the founder of Allies Doing Work, a community driven space for intersectionality, radical accountability, and active allyship.