Healing starts from within and flourishes outward. Our inner voice calls to us through intuition, emotional reactions, and mental processes. For May, we honor those Inner Conversations that lead us to a life of self-actualization, manifestation, and sublime wellness. Better mental health and a positive relationship with our inner self is no longer just a conversation; it’s an action.
B.Bad is an Entrepreneur, Self-Actualization Content Creator, and BGIO Social Strategist. Her soul's work is B. Loving. An organization for Black femmes that focuses on collective healing, conversation, and liberation. She has taken on a revolutionary approach of self-actualization from an individual effort, to a collective one. While also centering Blackness and sisterhood. Through ongoing quarterly conversations in alignment with four pillars, live experiences, and her monthly membership program Tribe Transcendence by, B. Loving. B. Loving members utilize reciprocity systems, online support groups, and workshops to activate their mission and transcend the collective.
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Who are you?
I have always known that my purpose was bigger than me. However, it took a moment of trauma for me to question everything. For me to rethink what I was doing, and what or who it was even for. Leading me down a spiral of confusion and questions, that lead me back to myself. I now classify that as my journey of self-actualization. One where I used the breadcrumbs life left me, in order to extract the lessons needed to evolve. Throughout this evolution, I began to understand who I was from a psychological perspective — understanding my why, building a deeper relationship with self, forgiving myself, and ultimately becoming the best version of myself. It was in this moment that I realized my purpose was to bring the journey of self-actualization to other Black femmes and women as a way to lead them to their divine purpose, and thus, mission. I began working towards this, through self-actualization content, via monthly series, featuring podcasts, videos, audio blogs, and newsletters. This purpose deepened, through the recent launch of my soul’s work, B. Loving. An organization for Black femmes exclusively, that focuses on collective healing, conversation, and liberation. Here, I’ve taken my approach of self-actualization from an individual effort to a collective one. While also centering Blackness, sisterhood and our unique missions. Through ongoing quarterly programming in alignment with our four pillars. Including digital conversations, live experiences, and our monthly membership program Tribe Transcendence by, B. Loving. Where we utilize reciprocity systems, online support groups, and workshops to activate our mission and transcend the collective.
What is your intention for the year?
2015, was the year of the turning point for me, the year where I “reached my peak,” by graduating, and taking on a fancy corporate job. It was here that I realized the life I was leading wasn’t even for me. In 2017, I became a corporate dropout, in order to devote all of me to my mission. By 2018, I thought I was going to magically jump into a new life until I realized that I was carrying around all the baggage from my old one. That year was all about change and evolvement, as I left behind everything, not in alignment with my being. The birth of my soul’s work, B. Loving, at the top of this year, birthed a new version of myself to accompany it. Therefore, 2019 is the year that I fully step into my power, to take my mission to new heights. While helping Black femmes both individually and collectively, to find their divine purpose. To arm us all for the revolutionary year, that will be 2020 and beyond.
You are a #BGIOBeauty, which means you embody BGIO. Let our readers know: how do you embody the Om?
I embody the Om, by recognizing, and honoring, that every moment of my life won’t be spent in it. By allowing myself the space to exist, without trying to create a picture perfect, optical illusion for all to see. While disallowing for the intimate parts of my being to be consumed or commodified. Embodiment of the Om for me feels sacred. It looks like taking continued inventory of my ever evolvement. While honoring the nuance of what my soul needs throughout each stage. In this current cycle, I’ve leaned heavily on building a relationship with my spirit guides, including both my higher self and ancestors. Using Tarot to communicate with them daily, and meditation to receive answers. Journaling to both express and document my continued evolution. While utilizing the lunar cycles, and their astrological lessons to evolve spiritually.
What is one piece of advice you want to give our lovely readers?
The answers you seek are within. When looking to understand your purpose, you first must understand yourself. Wrapped in between your being, and life’s experiences (including trauma), is your purpose. It’s up to you to read between the lines and make sense of all the pieces.
Who inspires you to be better?
My spirit guides, including my higher self. I’ve made it a point not to look outside of myself for answers, understanding that all I need is already within me. They’ve shown me what my mission is, and what my life will be like, so I strive daily to step further into her, and my divine purpose.
Thank you B.Bad for your words and work. We love you sis!