Posts tagged Women Of Colour
46. Sistar Love & Female Empowerment with Shelley Parris Williams
 
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Each week I ask each of my guests to tell me the best piece of advice a woman has ever told them

Each week I ask each of my guests to tell me the best piece of advice a woman has ever told them

This weeks guest on HER Conversations is Shelley Parris Williams, Creatress of The Womb Sanctuary. Her organisation provides private coaching, community and safe spaces for women. 

Shelley shares about her own transition from 9-5 to the work she does now, The books and documentaries that inspired her and the yoga pose that sparked an intense breakthrough not only physically but spiritually. 

Also as a workshop facilitator, Shelley is able to see firsthand the deeply ingrained mistrust most women hold towards each other tells me about the ways she helps to dissolve this. 

This episode is full of powerful proclamations that are right on time for the changes we are experiencing in society and a great start to 2019. 

Find out more about Shelley here thewombsanctuary.com

21. Serving Women Of Colour In The Wellness Industry with Stacie Graham
 
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Every week I ask my guests to recall the best piece of advice a woman has ever given them.

Every week I ask my guests to recall the best piece of advice a woman has ever given them.

This week on HER Conversations my guest is Stacie Graham, founder of Yoga and Holistic Wellness company OYA Retreats. Her company has a very specific USP in that it caters solely to women of colour. 

Personally, I have never felt exclusion or if there was any, paid attention to comments or questions about my presence in mainstream yoga spaces. However, I now realise that my curiosity outweighed any desire for representation which again makes me a minority, therefore, the work that Stacie does is needed at present. 

This episode is for everybody. Women of colour can know that there is a safe environment for them to explore yoga and holistic offerings and women who do not identify as such can become aware of why companies like OYA exist. 

During our conversation Stacie shares:
Instances, where she felt being a woman of colour, has been an issue in mainstream classes
How coming to events by OYA serves to address those issues
And why she thinks the work may never be done 

Find out more about OYA Retreats at www.oyaretreats.com