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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

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Calm Vibes ~

By Brianna Joy @empwrjoy - Jul 24 2019
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I love the conversations, the intro “Om” , and just the chemistry of these ladies! Keep shinning and blessing everyone connected 🧡 @empwrexperience

Everything!

By BriNi0224 - Jul 10 2019
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This podcast speaks to every part of me. Millana Snow’s guest spot was sooooo relatable and enlightening. She was like the third corner of this amazing, inspiring, life-altering triangle that is Black Girls in Om! You ladies have such chemistry. Epic episode of an already epic podcast!

iTunes Ratings

788 Ratings
Average Ratings
724
42
5
4
13

Calm Vibes ~

By Brianna Joy @empwrjoy - Jul 24 2019
Read more
I love the conversations, the intro “Om” , and just the chemistry of these ladies! Keep shinning and blessing everyone connected 🧡 @empwrexperience

Everything!

By BriNi0224 - Jul 10 2019
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This podcast speaks to every part of me. Millana Snow’s guest spot was sooooo relatable and enlightening. She was like the third corner of this amazing, inspiring, life-altering triangle that is Black Girls in Om! You ladies have such chemistry. Epic episode of an already epic podcast!
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Black Girl In Om

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Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self-­love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory. This show uplifts, affirms, and informs and features a refreshing line-up of guests—including yogis, holistic lifestylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers, and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzzworthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

Rank #1: #47. Cultivating Connection Creatively with Morgan Harper Nichols

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What does connection mean to you? From the early days of Black Girl In Om, our consistent and unwavering core has always been this incredible community. Connection is at the heart of our lives as human beings and in this podcast conversation, Morgan Harper Nichols is sharing more on what that means to her. Through her incredible artistic endeavors, Morgan offers a voice to people across the globe in visually stunning, incredibly intimate, and emotionally relatable experiences for all of us to connect with intentionally. Join Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory for this inspiring chat on the beauty of divinely led creation. This conversation unfolds between these creatively connected women and reminds us of the power, the love, and the release we can all find as we align + ascend to our highest selves. As Morgan shares so beautifully in this episode, your story is always part of anything you’re putting into the world. You just have to figure out how to do so in a way that feels right for you. And when you do? Know that this community is always in your corner, cheering you on as you find your way.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

(We're releasing this episode a little earlier than our usual schedule, but we know you're gonna love it. Consider it our gift to help you flourish through the final moments of Mercury retrograde and as we approach the new moon.)

Jul 30 2019
44 mins
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Rank #2: #1: The Beginnings of Black Girl In Om: With a Side of Meditation and Prince

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This episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah introduce the Black Girl In Om podcast, an extension of their mindful lifestyle brand, global community, and tangible platform for an increasingly marginalized audience around the world. Founder Lauren speaks to the origins of Black Girl In Om, and Art Director Zakkiyyah shares her aesthetic and philosophical investment in their vision of holistic wellness for women of color. Both hosts illuminate the revolutionary, and necessary, aspects of BGIO and share some of their favorite moments of their nearly two year journey with BGIO thus far. In this episode, listeners may also enjoy a mini guided meditation, and learn who Zakkiyyah and Lauren want to take to yoga with them.

This week's sponsor: Boodywear, an organic, bamboo, undergarment apparel line that is offering Black Girl In Om listeners 25% off a purchase for a limited time. Use the code 'bamboo' at checkout.

Jun 07 2016
39 mins
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Rank #3: #3: Five Challenges on our Self-Care Journeys

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This episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah discuss challenges they face on their respective self-care journeys—including unforgiveness, selfishness, patience, and more. This dialogue comes from a vulnerable place for both of them in the hopes that this conversation will inspire more women of color to open up about the challenges that they face in order to grow.

This week's sponsor: Warby Parker. To receive your free, 5-day home try on, go to warbyparkertrial.com/postloudness

Jul 05 2016
45 mins
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Rank #4: #20: On Getting Clear, Staying True with Hey Fran Hey: Being of Service to your Vision and Others without Sacrificing your SELF

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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, BGIO Founder and Creative Director Lauren Ash and BGIO Art Director 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. This episode is a must-listen for anyone standing at a crossroads in your career, lifestyle, and health, or anyone who needs a reminder about the power of intention and loving, supportive relationships.

This episode is sponsored by Afro Hair & Skin Co., an independent afro beauty and wellness business located along the beautiful English coast. Afro Hair & Skin Co. is dedicated to creating truly organic and natural products carefully crafted by hand, using fresh natural, and locally sourced ingredients that will feed your skin and hair with all the goodness necessary to blossom and be truly healthy. BGIO listeners get to enjoy 10% off using the code pureplantmagic, so shop their site today to find your new favorite skincare product!

May 23 2017
50 mins
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Rank #5: #33: Higher and Higher: A Lesson in Vibrating Higher Daily with Lalah Delia

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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.

Feb 27 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #6: #45. Claim Your Divine Reality with Millana Snow

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The life you desire is already yours, but do you trust that you can create it? With encouragement from the one and only Millana Snow, we’re confident your perspective will be changed forever. As an energy healer and ever-evolving spirit, Millana is fully focused on helping us heal through expanded consciousness in our everyday lives. Most recently, she founded Wellness Official, an online marketplace of practitioners & brands focused on democratizing wellness for all. In this episode, Millana breaks down energy healing, the law of attraction, tangible practices, and so much more to help us forge the path to claiming and creating a truly divine reality. Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash, Art Director, Deun Ivory, and members of the Wellspring audience received this healing, affirming conversation in person and we’re so thrilled to bring it to you today.

Feel empowered to make the reality you seek as tangible as your wildest dreams. You deserve it, love.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Jul 09 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: #13: Emotional and Spiritual Empowerment 101: A Chat with Tracy G.

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah invite Tracy G., self-proclaimed “edutainer, emotional empowerer, and trillass individual” onto the show. They dive into the power of affirmations, Tracy’s unique origins empowering other women, and Tracy’s approach to her incredibly transparent and inspiring platform and podcast She’s Beauty and the Beast. Nod your head in agreement (and laugh!) with Tracy G., as she candidly and eloquently discusses emotional empowerment, the power of writing affirmations in battling imposter syndrome, how she stumbled (serendipitously) into sharing her once-private audio vision boards, and her suggestions for how we should approach our creative projects. After listening (and relistening) to this powerful episode, learn more about Tracy G. by visiting ShesBeautyAndTheBeast.com.

Dec 08 2016
47 mins
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Rank #8: #37: Let's Get Loved Up with Koya Webb

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37: Let's Get Loved Up with Koya Webb

This conversation has us feeling good, y’all! Everything about it demonstrates the power leading a life of love, for self and others, can make in your relationship to the world. Listen in as Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory are joined by Koya Webb, a holistic health coach, yoga instructor, and true embodiment of all things light + love! In this episode, Koya takes us on the journey she’s had with her yoga practice and the various ways it expands and improves her existence, both physically and spiritually. From the creation of Get Loved Up to the lessons she’s learned off the mat to little moments that led to life lessons, we’re positive all that was shared in this episode won’t just leave you feeling good: you’re gonna feel GREAT!
This episode is sponsored by Bright Pink, a nonprofit that saves women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering us to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink targets the 52 million women between the ages of 18-45, as well as the people who love and influence them. While listening, learn! Text PREVENT to 59227 to Assess Your Risk or visit www.assessyourrisk.org/bgio.

Apr 24 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #9: #4: Manifestation and Mantras, with Brittany Josephina

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat with self-proclaimed emotional nudist and empowerment coach Brittany Josephina. Brittany breaks down the power of manifestation, mantras, and intuitive purpose in this highly inspirational episode. All three women affirm the wisdom found in reflecting back to their childhood curiosities and desires in revealing glimpses of their purpose.

Jul 19 2016
45 mins
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Rank #10: #34: Listening, Learning, and Loving: Journeying To Self with Yaminah Mayo

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34: Listening, Learning, and Loving: Journeying To Self with Yaminah Mayo

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!

Mar 14 2018
48 mins
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Rank #11: #46. Ignite Intentionally: A Cannabis Conversation with DeJanae Evins

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As much as we love a huge green salad, smoothie, or juice, we’re discussing going green in a whole new way today. In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory sit down with DeJanae Evins, an expert on cannabis, wellness, and their various intersections. As the creator of and creative mastermind behind Green Goddess Glow and HighTide Tours, DeJanae educates on how to incorporate cannabis into your self-care with intention across the globe and uncover new experiences of life in the beautiful city of Los Angeles.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur, curious about the science behind it, have no experience beyond media perceptions, or fall somewhere in between, we’re certain this will be an enriching, educational, and easeful listening experience. As a woman growing into her own glow, DeJanae is committed to promoting the divine feminine through education about conscious cannabis use and self-care practices. Consider this an invitation for you to find your own glow and dive deeper into the world of conscious consumption with DeJanae. Sit back, get comfy, and let this deeply knowledgeable and incredibly intentional green goddess get you right. We’re sure you won’t regret it.

Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here and join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates today!

Jul 23 2019
57 mins
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Rank #12: #35 — Womb Wisdom: Healing From the Inside Out with Danielle Lyles Barton

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35 — Womb Wisdom: Healing From the Inside Out with Danielle Lyles Barton In this episode, we get DEEP. Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory sit down with yogi Danielle Lyles Barton. Continuing our Questions for a Yogi segment, we enter one of our most heartfelt conversations yet. With her powerful and earnest convictions, Danielle Lyles Barton is a wonderful illustration of our Women's History Month theme to honor our duality and the soft, strong woman. Allowing love to guide her path, Danielle Lyles Barton assists women to transform emotional trauma and heartbreak into the manifestation of their life’s dharma, drawing deeply from her own healing experiences and spirituality. What ensues once these three ladies gather in the studio, is a deeply moving and cathartic discussion on healing, philosophy, womanhood and the practice of yoga as a vessel to explore all of those. Listen in, buckle up and take a ride with us as Danielle Lyles Barton guides us through this incredibly powerful journey. Oh, and be prepared to GO THERE.

This episode is sponsored by Get Loved Up, an inspiring platform rooted in loving yourself, loving others, and loving the planet with self-love, oneness, and eco-friendly living. Founded by Koya Webb, GLU features holistic wellness resources including yoga teacher trainings, vegan nutrition resources, and more!

Apr 02 2018
1 hour
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Rank #13: #8: Confidence and Self-Definition, with Freddie Harrel

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In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah have a lively conversation with top UK fashion blogger and confidence consultant Frédérique "Freddie" Harrel. The dynamic stylist and digital strategist vulnerably shares about how her personal history battling racism and depression, combined with her career change and healing of a broken heart, pushed her to start her blog and move towards realizing her passions. Be empowered in hearing these three women discuss tips for radiating confidence everywhere you go.

Thanks to our episode 008 sponsor Shyp, a shipment service made easy, listeners may also enjoy $10 toward their first "shypment" using the code SHYPCHI10.

Sep 13 2016
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #14: #2: Veganism: A Chat on How to Adopt this Ethical and Compassionate Lifestyle with Jenné Claiborne

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This episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat about veganism, yoga, and living a life of intention with their first BGIO Podcast guest: their friend Jenné Claiborne, founder of the amazing vegan lifestyle platform Sweet Potato Soul. Jenné shares how, for her, veganism is more than just a diet—it’s a lifestyle rooted in compassion and ethics. Lauren and Zakkiyyah admit some of the challenges they have faced in adopting veganism. Jenné shares how her yoga practice informs veganism (and vice versa) as well as what she eats in a typical day. Listeners inspired by this conversation should join the nearly 50k other vegans (or vegan lifestyle enthusiasts!) who subscribe to Jenné’s inspiring YouTube Channel for practical vegan food and skincare recipes and Jenné’s favorite vegan beauty products! You may find Jenné online at www.sweetpotatosoul.com as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Jun 23 2016
48 mins
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Rank #15: #24: Mindfulness 101 with Neuroscientist, Artist, and Meditation Guide Nkechi Njaka

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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. Through this work, she discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global wellbeing. Both Lauren and Deun have been intentionally cultivating mindfulness practices, have benefited from them, and add their insights to this conversation. This episode offers valuable revelations for anyone interested in starting a mindfulness practice inclusive of mindful meditation, mindful movement, and integrated mindfulness through everyday activities.

This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver the world’s best healthy food and natural products to their members at wholesale prices, and to sponsor free memberships for low-income American families. Thrive Market's mission is to make healthy living easy, accessible and affordable for everyone. Thrive Market is gifting BGIO listeners with 25% off their first purchase, free shipping, and a free 30 day trial using code BGIO.

Jul 18 2017
58 mins
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