Episode 41 — Answers And Alignment with Deun and Lauren

We’re back, loves! This new season is starting off with so much greatness, thanks to y’all. In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory answer your questions with the wisdom they’ve received in their own lives. This conversation is just a preview of all that’s coming this season. We’re talking intention, transformation, faith, trust, abundance. As you can tell, there’s *lots* to chat about and we’re thrilled to dive in deep with affirming conversation, loving advice, and all the laughs.

Want to hear about something specific? Email podcast@blackgirlinom.com with the subject line “Podcast Questions + your name” and dive in deep with that thing you’ve been wanting to ask our co-hosts. Maybe after listening to this episode, being clear in your question, and setting the intention, life will show you the answer you need, in more ways than one.


  • What’s new for season four of the podcast and how you can add to this labor of love

  • Pursuing a life that fosters your passion and tying your current career to your future aspirations

  • Lauren’s path to connecting with other Black women the way she does today

  • How faith and spirituality tie into the path to success

  • How being somewhere she didn’t think she should be pushed Deun into the place she was meant to be

  • Finding growth through the good and bad times

  • Two books that are right on time for this conversation: one dates all the way back to 1923 but is still relevant today and another has recently been giving Lauren and Deun life

  • The wisdom we can gain through our histories and intentions, both generational and personal

  • How to position yourself in the best way internally + externally to make your dreams a reality

  • What’s next for Black Girl In Om

  • Deun’s former relationship with money and how that’s evolved since we last spoke about it

  • What we mean when we talk about setting an intention (something we’re always chatting about) and walking in alignment

  • The self-care practice that demonstrates the progress you may or may not be making in your intentions

  • How Deun’s prayers have been answered through her relationship with self

  • A creative practice that can really change the game for you and your clarity

I’m every day learning something new, every day elevating, every day deepening into more clarity around what my purpose is. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

Given your circumstances right now, how can you show up? — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

Trusting that divine power, the Creator of the Universe, has given me the confidence to allow myself to walk in my greatness. — @deunivory click to tweet

God can’t bless something you haven’t had the faith enough to start. — @deunivory click to tweet

There is something you are supposed to start cultivating where you are right now and it does not have to wait. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

By the grace of God, I am here, I am thriving, I have joy. — @deunivory click to tweet

Whatever I’m going through isn’t just for myself. Whatever I’m going through is also for someone else in their healing. — @deunivory click to tweet

If it doesn’t end in joy, my story is not over. — @deunivory click to tweet

Always view whatever you are doing right now as an investment in your future career. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

To walk in alignment means that I am practicing only doing things and identifying what things help me and support me in this intention. — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

Will this choice bring me into greater proximity and closer proximity to this intention that I have said I desire? — @HelloLaurenAsh click to tweet

Whatever feeling you want to feel by receiving that thing, feel that now. That‘s your reality. — @deunivory click to tweet

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