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Powerful conversations on womanhood and simplifying life to create space for everyday joy.

Le’Nise Brothers honours Billie Holiday

 

Today’s contribution to the Three Sixty Conversations Black History Month take over comes from Le’Nise Brothers as she honours the wonder that was Billie Holiday.

 

Le’Nise shares how a school trip with $10 just waiting to be spent led her to Lady Day.  Le’Nise talks about Billie’s life which was characterised by trauma and also the radical act of living on your own terms which was woven throughout Billie’s adult life.  She also asks a powerful wellness question that had me whipping my journal out!

 

About Le’Nise Brothers:

 

Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, yoga teacher and women’s health, hormone and menstruation coach. She works with women who want to get control of sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne, bloating and headaches, as well as increase their energy levels. 

 

Le’Nise has helped many women with hormonal issues ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing & irregular periods, post-natal depletion, perimenopause and menopause. 

 

She set up her practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal. 

 

You can connect with Le’Nise here:

 

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Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka honours Josephine Baker 

In this podcast episode Ibi shares insights in to the life of Josephine Baker outside of her dancing.  As well as sharing interesting information about Josephine the dancer and activist, Ibi shares insights about how she uses intuition as a guide.

 

About Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka:

Ibi is a wellness beauty expert, founder and creative director of award-winning green beauty brand The Afro Hair & Skin Co. Ibi is an advocate for holistic health and wellness in black women.

 

Through The Afro Hair & Skin Co. Ibi aims to share her love of natural beauty and educate on how these ingredients can best be harnessed in beauty products specifically for black women. Her products have appeared in major beauty publications such as Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour as well as being named as one of the best beauty brands for people of colour by VOGUE magazine. The Afro Hair & Skin Co. offers sustainable plant based products using British farmed ingredients to meet the unique needs of black women. Ibi was a finalist in the Black British Business Awards in 2018 and received a Precious Lifestyle Award in the best skincare category in 2018.

 

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Alize Demange honours Dido Elizabeth Bell 

 

In this podcast episode Alizé shares a candid exploration of her identity as a woman of mixed black heritage. Alizé talks about visiting the country of her black ancestors and coming home to herself.

 

Alize’s podcast is also an ode to black British women currently creating a living legacy and inspiration for us all.

 

In this episode Alizé provides us with a real black British history lesson from the transatlantic slave trade to the black presence in Britain and the depiction of black people in art.

 

 

About Alizé Demange:

 

Alizé Demange is one of London’s most sought after stylists. Her work ranges from styling celebrities to household brands.

 

 

Alongside styling some of the biggest names in music, Alizé is also paving the way for young creatives through her Note to Self platform. Through Note to Self Alizé and her team provides content and experiences to support young female entrepreneurs with opportunities to take care of themselves whilst they take care of their businesses.

 

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Claudine Thornhill honours Rosa Guy.

 

In this podcast episode Claudine honours Trinidadian- American author, Rosa Guy. Claudine shares the huge impact Rosa Guy had on her teenage years by providing representation that made her feel seen for the first time after years of reading books that did not represent people that look like her.  Reading Rosa Guys books was affirming for Claudine and demonstrated the need for multiethnic representation in books from a young age.

 

Personal development and business book reading junkie's pay close attention to Claudine's self care recommendation!

 

About Claudine Thornhill:

Claudine Thornhill is an award-winning Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach who helps aspiring and inspiring professional, creative and entrepreneurial women feel better, be better and do better by focusing on increasing balance in their bodies and lives through the power of food and lifestyle change.

 

Claudine's fundamental belief is that health and wellness create a key foundation for greatness, living fully and realising our potential.

 

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Jess Huie honours the gift that is Toni Morrison.

 

Jessica honours Toni Morrison’s unapologetic boldness and her ability to capture audiences with her raw storytelling and poetic prose.  Jessica focuses on Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye where she deals with the issue of colourism and the painful quest to live up to Eurocentric ideals.

 

Jessica speaks to the complexity of unchallenged intergenerational beliefs and the freedom that is bestowed upon those that choose to live in their truth.

 

About Jessica Huie:

 

Jessica Huie MBE is an entrepreneur and the Author of Bestseller PURPOSE published by Hay House, Find your truth and embrace your calling. Jessica enjoyed a glittering career as a journalist and publicist and has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland & Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Jessica founded and ran influential boutique agency JHPR.co.uk for ten years.

 

In 2016, when Jessica’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, for the first time in her life she stopped doing and became present. Her first book, PURPOSE, and transformation evolved from the profound space between life and death in which she found herself as a carer for her beloved father.

 

In Purpose, Jessica invites us to reconnect with who we are beneath the layers of roles, titles and belief systems. Our experiences and social conditioning determine the narratives we hold about ourselves and our lives, and in an era where so many of us define our identity by the title on our business card, Jessica promises that “stripped back is where we meet ourselves.”

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Its October!! It's Black History Month here in the UK.

 

Black History Month is a way of reflecting on the rich history of Black people as our contribution to the world is at best, whitewashed and at worst erased due to systemic racism.

 

This black history month I have decided to host an intergenerational audio community project that does more than reflect and acknowledge. 

 

For years I have grappled with black history month as it tends to revolve around a single story of lack. It got me thinking about trauma and how people are re-traumatised, desensitised and conditioned by the repetition of a single story big up Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

 

In Chimamanda’s infamous ted talk on the danger of a single storey she refers to the unintended consequence of monolithic narratives.

 

“Now, I loved those American and British books I read. They stirred my imagination. They opened up new worlds for me. But the unintended consequence was that I did not know that people like me could exist in literature. So what the discovery of African writers did for me was this: It saved me from having a single story of what books are”. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

 

The unintended consequence of the erasure or black people in history and the whitewashing of stories means that white and black people have been denied the opportunity to learn about the contribution of black people. Denied the opportunity to understand what has led to the current social, economic, political and cultural landscape for us all. 

 

Black history is world history. 

 

Furthermore the monolithic narrative has relegated the black experience to struggle alone even though this is not the case.

 

 During a divine connection with my ancestors they gave me a message.

 

They endured, suffered and survived because they had to. We are being called to look to their experience for clues to build on their legacy rather than be distracted. 

 

During a divine connection with my ancestors they gave me a message.

 

They endured, suffered and survived because they had to. We are being called to look to their experience for clues to build on their legacy rather than be distracted. 

 

"The very serious function of racism … is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and so you spend 20 years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says that you have no art so you dredge that up. Somebody says that you have no kingdoms and so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary.” Toni Morrison.

 

This Black History Month I would like to honour our female ancestors with a special audio community project. Throughout October I am dedicating my award winning podcast, Three Sixty Conversations to the Black women that stood tall creating sturdy shoulders for us to stand upon and self actualise.

 

Throughout October 2019 I will use my podcast to share audio recordings with formidable women of African descent honouring a black female historical figure and:

  • What this person’s contribution to the world means to them. 
  • What they have learnt from this historical figure in terms of self care and wellness.

 

As always I referred to the dictionary to be sure that the correct word to describe what we are doing is correct.

 

To honour-  the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right.

 

I believe that it is morally right for us to honour the women that have gone before. To honour the women that have provided sturdy shoulders to lift us higher by exploring how their grit can become our grace.

 

Enjoy.

I am delighted to share my new group coaching programme called The Joyfull Woman.  It's an evidence based programme informed by my over 15 year career as a social worker, group work training and life coaching. Spiritual social work if you will. 

 

The Joyfull Woman is a powerful and nourishing 10-week group coaching programme designed to guide you into deeper self-connection. This connection will enable you to meet yourself where you are with the compassion and empathy necessary to get yourself get unstuck and start living a life that feels like yours. 

 

This is for high achieving women like you, that are realising they have outgrown their current pattern of behaviour but are being held back by old habits and long held limiting beliefs. 

 

We start on 10th October 2019, World Mental Health day.

 

For more information and to book a clarity call to see if this programme is right for you click/ tap here.

Welcome to episode 41 where I am joined by Mami Sarjo, founder of Sarjo's Wholistics for a deeply nourishing conversation on yoni health, cultural appropriation in wellness and crystal healing.

Welcome to episode 40 where I am joined by Selina Barker.  Selina is a coach, online course designer, writer, podcaster and co-founder of Project Love.  Selina is an absolute delight, her work is powerful and her whole vibe is pure magick!

 

For the past 12 years Selina has made it her business to help people design lives and careers they love.

 

She's a big believer that we are all artists of our own lives and that any change we want to make, any dream we want to bring to life, can be done by turning it into a practical project.

Over the past 12 years Selina has been honoured to coach the brightest minds and talent from Google, Apple, UN Women and MySpace (yep, I’ve been at it that long), A-list musicians and leaders in the creative and music industries, helping them to create lives, careers and businesses that they can thrive in.

She has guided more than 3,000 people all over the world through the online courses that she has created for her own brands or co-designed with brilliant best-selling authors.

The signature online course she designed for Project Love has been featured in Psychologies, Glamour and Grazia.  Selina has also been included in six best-selling books on career change and how to start a business on a shoestring.

Selina has built two businesses (Careershifters.org and Project Love) which are thriving today, featured in six best-selling books on career design and for three years ran my business from a bag while she travelled the UK in my camper van for 6 months, road tripped around California, sailed the fjords of Chile, hung out with family in the streets of Buenos Aires and painted in the mountains of Canada.

Over the past 5 years Selina's focus has also turned towards love and relationships and growing Project Love with her biz wife, Vicki Pavitt. It is fast becoming the go-to platform for people looking for heartfelt, practical guidance on love and life. We offer a mix of online courses, coaching and life design tools, including the popular Get Ready for Love course and the Goodbye Hello journal.

Welcome to episode 39 where I am joined by Fashion and textile designer Caro Gomez, founder of the Caro Gomez brand.  We had a really nourishing conversation about operating in your zone of genius, living abundantly and paying abundance forward.

 

Caro Gomez is a Latin American textile designer, who lives in London with her husband and two children. Originally from El Salvador, Caro has carried her roots with her throughout her fashion journey, and her work is heavily inspired by the colours, patterns and flair of the Latin American lifestyle.

 

After leaving her home country to pursue an education in fashion, she set off for Milan to study, but soon realised that the ‘city of fashion’ wasn't all she had dreamt of. Caro knew that air kisses and false niceties just weren’t for her - she wanted to pursue her dream, but knew that she couldn’t do it in an environment that didn’t feel authentic to her true self. She was falling out of love with fashion and knew that she had to make a big change if she wanted to succeed.

 

It was with this, that Caro decided to apply to study at Central St. Martins in London. 10 years, one marriage and two children later, London is where she calls home, and where she plans to launch her upcoming collection of hand painted and hand embroidered women’s clothing in spring 2019.

 

Caro’s upcoming collection is aimed at women who want to feel joyful, happy and powerful, because she believes that empowered women change the world. In a bid to support the Latin American community here in the UK, the collection will be manufactured with the help of Latin American women in London, who are trying to integrate successfully into British society.

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