Is your wig secure? Keep it on hold because this conversation with Yaminah Mayo a.k.a. Spicy Mayo just might snatch it! In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory delve into the benefits, challenges, and power of listening to ourselves with Yaminah. It may not always be easy, especially for us as Black women, but standing firm in yourself and in your community can help you find the path that’s always been meant for you. We’re manifesting new possibilities and opportunities for ourselves every single day. Hopefully, after listening to this chat, you will too!
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with writer and founder of Vibrate Higher Daily Lalah Delia. Lalah uses her writing and experiences to create a platform for personal growth, elevation and transformation inspiring others to live more freely in their heart, their mind and their energy by cultivating a lifestyle of higher vibrations. All the good vibes start flowing as these ladies begin to unpack what it means to Vibrate Higher Daily and discuss ways that each of us can start today, wherever we are, on our own path towards deeper connections to ourselves and to the divine. Let the energy from this talk flow from your headphones or your speaks and into your life and may it guide you to be more mindful in your interactions with yourself and others from this point forward.
Reunited, and it feels so good! In this episode, and Black Girl In Om first, Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory welcome Siraad Dirshe back to the show for a second time to discuss all things beauty. As a Beauty Editor at Essence, Siraad’s writing aims to shine a spotlight on women of color and amplify the voices of women in the beauty conversation that might otherwise go unheard. In this powerful conversation, the ladies begin to explore where black women’s place in the beauty industry has been historically, where it is heading, how black women are claiming their space in the modern beauty world and the relationships each of us have with our own beauty.
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory lift the veil on ancient spiritual practices and tarot card reading with intuitive tarot therapist and spiritual wellness practitioner Tatianna Tarot. As an expert in the space of ancient spiritual practices and mystical divine feminine energy, Tatianna explains the practice of Tarot readings. She has explored mysticism and spirituality since childhood and is now a mystic mama helping us demystify the magic and intuition. Tatianna enjoys guiding women of color in cultivating inner peace, self awareness, heightened intuition, and expanded consciousness. Listen to the ways simply exploring all of these things can draw each of us closer to our higher selves and one step closer to our true potential.
In this episode, uncover the beauty of intentional living with Roe! As one half of brownkids, a platform contributing uniquely to the world of minimalism, Roe has been a guiding light for thousands finding their way to living and thriving unapologetically. Listen in as Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory uncover Roe’s transition to this lifestyle, all its benefits, and ways you can do the same! Featuring book references, countless words of wisdom, and tips on how to apply this mindset to your closet, your home, your career, and your life, this is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss. We’re getting our collective lives from all the greatness Roe shared and helped us realize in this conversation. What a perfect way to start the year!
Get acquainted with Britt Julious, an intersectional writer with an incredible spirit and a deep love for so much of what we celebrate at Black Girl In Om. Britt’s work has been featured in several major publications, examining arts, music, and culture in various ways. She recently shared space with the ever-inspiring Solange Knowles (!!!) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and is currently writing a book of essays we’re already looking forward to reading. Listen in as Britt recounts her work, the journey she took to get here, the joys and struggles of Black womanhood, her love for all things music, and everything in between with Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory. After this conversation, we are beyond excited for what comes next from Britt and are confident you will be too!
In this episode, we’re blessed with “the glow Gospel”, a crash course in reclaiming our divine feminine energy. Black Girl in Om founder Lauren Ash and art director Deun Ivory sit down with special guest Latham Thomas in an important discussion surrounding the beauty that is womanhood. Latham is an author, doula and wellness maven whose latest book Own Your Glow serves as a roadmap to help women return home to themselves. In sharing about her book, Latham breaks down the restorative processes for connecting to and learning through our ancestral lineage in the midst of everything thrown at us that is meant to disconnect us from our femininity. She stresses the importance for women, especially women of color, to have accessibility to safe spaces and tools such as, Own Your Glow and Black Girl in Om where we can collectively begin to peel back the layers within and realize the truth and light of who we are. Prepare yourself for hand waving, spontaneously shouting “yasss” or “preach”, and ALL the gems you need to feel empowered this week.
Hello, hello. Hey, hello hello. We're back, y'all! In this episode Black Girl in Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory welcome everyone back for season 3. It has been three months since season two ended and the dynamic podcast duo discusses what they've been up to lately. We gain insight into how music impacts both of these beauties and which artists have their attention at the moment. They each share recent life lessons learned about the importance of staying true to yourself and your needs as well as the concept of radical self-acceptance. We also hear about their latest self-care cultivation strategies and recent wins for Deun, Lauren and BGIO. Throughout their conversation, we're reminded that it is both okay and necessary to celebrate your achievements.
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory explore the question what is mindfulness? with neuroscientist, multi-disciplinary artist and integrated lifestylist Nkechi Njaka. Nkechi has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integration. For several years, Nkechi worked as a neuroscientist as well as a professional modern dancer and choreographer.
Francheska Medina, lovingly known as Hey Fran Hey, has had to learn to find balance, say no, and discern what’s best for her life just like anyone else. In this episode, Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory chat with lifestyle influencer and fellow wellness podcaster Fran about the power of establishing boundaries, recalibrating your energy, and being intentional about how and what you focus your energies on. Fran gets vulnerable in sharing her personal journey of self-healing from a life-threatening health scare and how listening to her body and reassessing her relationship to work and lifestyle choices ultimately led her toward holistic wellness.
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory share five challenges that they have faced in their journeys in becoming creative entrepreneurs and how they have overcome them. From how to stay committed and convicted in your craft to staying present through the lows and highs of working for yourself, Lauren and Deun drop knowledge gained from their own inspiring journeys.This conversation speaks to anyone who is interested in starting their own business, charing their creative work or learning how to stay true to themselves.
In this episode, Black Girl in Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with popular Atlanta based yogi Chelsea Loves Yoga. In this lively conversation, Chelsea shares how she turned to yoga, her passion for working with young women of color, and how she cultivates community through yoga.