I create delicious, plant-based versions of your favorite recipes.
I encourage movement & mindfulness through yoga.
I educate & empower through my writing and coaching.
But most importantly, I help women of color experience joy by providing culturally competent wellness strategies.
I was born in Long Beach, CA to two wonderful parents who instilled in me a love of holistic health as well as pride in my African/Black culture.
My passion for food began in the small backyard that my family converted into a lush vegetable garden. I learned early on not only how to distinguish herbs by their fragrance, but also that adults got really excited when I said I wanted to be a nutritionist when I grew up.
Moving to Inglewood as a pre-teen created a dual existence for me. Although I lived in a low-income community populated with African-American and Latino residents, I attended Predominately White Institutions for school.
Coexisting between these two worlds of urban culture/poverty and wealth/privilege woke me up to the forces that create cycles of poor health in ethnic communities. My goal is to highlight these disparities and end them.
My role as a wellness leader is to create safe spaces where people of color can truly heal from the inside out, transforming their lives, and find authentic joy along the way.