Vibration expressing itself through the feminine and through the word ‘I’s’ many evolving titles: mother, daughter, sister, friend, comrade, overcomer, love, light, joy, peace, certified wellness practitioner, certified spiritual practitioner, creative, writer, teacher, student, lover of the ocean and high vibrational music, lover and advocate of all things wellness, sacred, liberation, and of all things that support and sustain vibrating higher. Founder of Vibrate Higher Daily.
I love bringing a community of women of color together to share their stories and uplift each other. When I was younger, Black girls used to compete. “She’s lighter.” “She’s darker.” “I wish I had looser hair like her.” “I wish I was mixed,” were the comments I was surrounded by as a little girl and it stayed with me all the way through adulthood. Once I learned to love me and the color of my skin, I wanted to help other women of color embrace themselves flaws and all. I want our community to be less about competition and more about support and love for one another.
Abena Boamah: Look at yourself. Walk around your house naked, watch yourself dance, learn about your body and how you move. I think when you start to really look at your body and really take time to see how your body works it can cultivate inner beauty and definitely wellness. Also take time to do the simple stuff to take care of your skin. Long showers, baths, and moisturize.
Chetna Mehta: I am a tree spirit; I live to give shelter, share fruit, stay deeply rooted in the soils of mother earth and expand to the sky unbounded.
In this life, I’m a mixed media artist, mental wellness mystic and healer. I’m a grad student in counseling psychology and a cultivator of a business, mosaiceye, centered on visual art, affirmation and workshop. I love creative expression, ritualistic self-reflection, and the synchronicities of our universal interconnection.
Black Girl in Om means community. It means strengthening a community that needs to band together. Us, as women of color, are marginalized and oppressed for not only gender but race. What this movement signifies is us building each other up. We share our ideas, our triumphs, our stumbles, and our practices in order to help each other. That’s a beautiful thing!!
I'm also really into speaking words of purpose, affirmation, intention and faith over my life. I tell myself regularly that I'm more than enough, loved deeply and am more than capable and worthy. I haven't always felt completely confident in being me and it's been hard navigating this world as a women of color, but I've found so much healing in facing the insecurities, fears and hurts, and turning them around with the loving power of my words.
I love mantras, affirming messages, and check-ins that boost my wellbeing. So, when I was introduced to Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, co-founders of Shine Text, a few months ago, I was so overjoyed! It seems simple, right? Daily text messages to your phone that provide you with affirmations geared at helping you thrive.
So I get major inspiration from Wendy and Jessica of Food Heaven Made Easy. This duo makes healthy eating look gorgeous! They are registered dieticians and nutritionists who share their passion for mindful eating through their YouTube community, amazing recipes on their website, and, of course, the ‘gram.