After making the switch in 2012 to a plant-based diet, she also made the switch from pursuing a career in graphic design and advertising. Williams now holds a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH), and is a Certified Communicator of Public Health (CCPH).
Masiel Encarnacion found herself overweight and unable to fit her clothes when she had a wake up call, and found her passion in Zumba. After getting herself healthy and back on track, she's now dedicating her time to helping others bounce back.
Creating a healthy body, mind and soul doesn't happen overnight. It takes hard work, consistency and support. Virtual wellness space, Black Girls in OM is proving women of color a platform to develop their healthiest mind, body and spirit. Consisting of a blog, podcast and events throughout the year, Black Girls in OM promotes 'wellness and inner beauty for women of color.
We are currently in the middle of a shift within the Black community, where millennials are starting to put more focus on their well-being. Wellness bloggers are making more of an impact thank you'd think, influencing us all to think twice about the things we ingest and the environments we put ourselves in. Self-care, healthy eating and mental health are all topics that today's women in wellness are educating us on.
Mental illness is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in the African-American community where it’s so often looked over. It’s the job of everyone to be an advocate for mental health, since it affects us all and there are many who cannot advocate for themselves. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, it’s important to watch out for signs and symptoms of common diseases.