Black Girl In Om

Black Girl In Om

www.blackgirlinom.com/podcast
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.


#54. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Erica Chidi-Cohen
Nov 26 • 58 min
In the next installment from The Expansion Tour this fall, we have a conversation full to the brim with gems, quotables, and moments that make you think, laugh, cry, and everything in between. We’re getting into all of it with the genius, giver, and truly…
#53. Creating Space To Expand: A Live Conversation with Deun Ivory
Nov 26 • 90 min
We’re closing out this year with the expansive conversations from this fall’s first ever BGIO Expansion Tour! First up? The incredible, incomparable, and inimitable Deun Ivory. Enjoy this conversation on walking in alignment, finding + following your…
Join us for a full day of wellness this November!
Oct 29 • 1 min
Our annual celebration of Black Girl In Om is here, y’all! To celebrate year five, we are so excited to announce The Annual, an elevated experience for women of color to practice holistic well-being. In partnership with The Assembly, we’ve created this…
Expansive intentions + an invitation for you.
Oct 27 • 1 min
Press play to be blessed with some of the intentions from your fellow community members + share your intentions with us when you reserve your spot for The BGIO Expansion Tour: http://bit.ly/BGIOEvents
#52. Moving Mindfully: Motherhood, Meals, and Manifestations of Power with Jenné Claiborne
Oct 15 • 55 min
Those of y’all who’ve been with us for a while already know today’s guest. The darling, jubilant, and all-around lovely Jenné Claiborne is joining us on this episode and we couldn’t be happier. Get the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/BGIOPodcastE52…
This fall, we’re inviting you to expand.
Oct 4 • 1 min
#51. Perfect, Whole, Complete: Connecting Curiosity And Conscious Communication with Dr. Crystal Jones
Oct 1 • 54 min
You are perfect. You are whole. You are complete. All the thanks to the incomparable and absolutely incredible Dr. Crystal Jones for gifting us with that truth to forever hold onto. Throughout this conversation, Crystal reminds us that we are and always…
#50. The Many Layers of Black Womanhood with Kenesha Sneed
Sep 17 • 49 min
Press play and journey through the musings of an incredible and impactful multidisciplinary artist we love, Kenesha Sneed. Get the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/BGIOPodcastE50 And join us on Patreon for exclusive podcast updates:…
#49. Explore, Examine, and Enrich: Reset Your Relationships with Nkechi Njaka
Aug 27 • 35 min
Who are you in your relationships? In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory are sitting down with the most mindful neuroscientist we know, the incredible Nkechi Njaka, to dive into this question in a major way. Get…
#48. Documenting and Defining: Determine Your Story with Rikkí Wright
Aug 13 • 46 min
Through her words, her work, and her presence, Rikkí Wright is creating a legacy that will live on forever. As a modern-day storyteller, Rikkí demonstrates the beauty, the power, the vulnerability, and the stories of Black women through the unique…
#47. Cultivating Connection Creatively with Morgan Harper Nichols
Jul 30 • 44 min
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. Get the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/BGIOPodcastE47 And join us on Patreon for exclusive…
#46. Ignite Intentionally: A Cannabis Conversation with DeJanae Evins
Jul 23 • 57 min
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,…
Q + A with I + A — Sneak Peek!
Jul 16 • 4 min
Surprise! We have something special for you this week.
#45. Claim Your Divine Reality with Millana Snow
Jul 9 • 65 min
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. Get the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/BGIOPodcastE45 And…
#44. Loving, Living, Learning: A Liberated Life Talk with Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Jun 25 • 68 min
This conversation goes DEEP, y’all. We know this episode is going to touch so many of you with the affirmations, advice, and real talk provided by the absolutely incomparable Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Get the full show notes here:…
#43. Authenticity Above All: Creating Sustainable Community with Abena Boamah
Jun 11 • 67 min
In a word, this conversation feels like home. Join Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory for this enriching, moving, cackle-filled chat with their very best * clears throat and sings * giiiiiiirlfriend, Abena Boamah. Get the…
#42. Destigmatize Your Desire with Ev’Yan Whitney
May 28 • 64 min
Let’s talk about sex, baby… but for real though! Black Girl In Om Founder, Lauren Ash and Art Director, Deun Ivory are sharing all types of fortifying, affirming, and healing thoughts on this topic with exceptional educator and sexuality doula, Ev’Yan…
#41. Answers and Alignment with Deun and Lauren
May 14 • 52 min
We’re back, loves! This new season is starting off with so much greatness, thanks to y’all. Get the full show notes, links to what was shared in this conversation, quotes to tweet, and more here: http://bit.ly/BGIOPodcastE41 And join us on Patreon for…
Black Girl In Om Season 4 Teaser with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
May 5 • 6 min
Catch the latest from Deun and Lauren with the first peek into Season 4!
#40: Salud To Season Three: The Finale with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
Jul 17, 2018 • 49 min
40 — Salud To Season Three: The Finale with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory This honest and open conversation between Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory serves as a reminder that the direction of your life is always in your power.…
#39: Activating Awareness with Liana Naima
Jun 19, 2018 • 52 min
39 — Activating Awareness with Liana Naima In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory share space, lessons, blessings, and laughs with Liana Naima, a reiki practitioner, voice alchemist, dreamwork facilitator,…
38: A Celebration of Life with Randi Gloss
May 9, 2018 • 58 min
38: A Celebration of Life with Randi Gloss Are y’all ready for this? From start to finish, this episode explores some very important topics as it relates to our experiences as black people in America. Join Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art…
#37: Let’s Get Loved Up with Koya Webb
Apr 24, 2018 • 63 min
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…
#36: A Legacy of Love with Candice Kumai
Apr 10, 2018 • 58 min
36: A Legacy of Love with Candice Kumai Join Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory for this chat with “the golden girl of wellness,” Candice Kumai. In this episode, these marvelous women explore the work they do with an…
#35 — Womb Wisdom: Healing From the Inside Out with Danielle Lyles Barton
Apr 2, 2018 • 60 min
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,…
#34: Listening, Learning, and Loving: Journeying To Self with Yaminah Mayo
Mar 14, 2018 • 48 min
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…
#33: Higher and Higher: A Lesson in Vibrating Higher Daily with Lalah Delia
Feb 27, 2018 • 63 min
33 — Higher and Higher: A Lesson in Vibrating Higher Daily with Lalah Delia 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…
#32: Glitter & Bold: Reclaiming Our Beauty with Siraad Dirshe
Feb 7, 2018 • 48 min
Reunited, and it feels so good! In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory welcome Siraad Dirshe back to the show for a second time to discuss all things beauty. As a Beauty Editor at Essence, Siraad’s writing aims to…
#31: Demystifying Magic and Intuition with Tatianna Tarot
Jan 17, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory lift the veil on ancient spiritual practices and tarot card reading with intuitive tarot therapist and spiritual wellness practitioner Tatianna Tarot. As an expert in the…
#30: Intentional Living with Roe of Brown Kids
Jan 10, 2018 • 50 min
30: Intentional Living with Roe of Brown Kids In this episode, uncover the beauty of intentional living with Roe! As one half of brownkids, a platform contributing uniquely to the world of minimalism, Roe has been a guiding light for thousands finding…
#29: Empowerment Through Creative Writing with Britt Julious
Dec 12, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, get to know Britt Julious, an intersectional writer with an incredible spirit and a deep love for so much of what we celebrate at Black Girl In Om. Britt’s work has been featured in several major publications, examining arts, music, and…
#28: Intuitive Eating with Wendy and Jess of Food Heaven Made Easy
Nov 30, 2017 • 56 min
28: Intuitive Eating with Wendy and Jess of Food Heaven Made Easy In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory join in conversation with brilliant Registered Dietitians, Wendy and Jess, to talk about one of our favorite…
#27: The Glow Gospel with Latham Thomas
Nov 15, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode, we’re blessed with “the glow Gospel”, a crash course in reclaiming our divine feminine energy. Black Girl in Om founder Lauren Ash and art director Deun Ivory sit down with special guest Latham Thomas in an important discussion…
#26: Season Three Intro: Catching up with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
Nov 2, 2017 • 53 min
Hello, hello. Hey, hello hello. We’re back, y’all! In this episode Black Girl in Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory welcome everyone back for season 3. It has been three months since season two ended and the dynamic podcast duo discusses…
#25: Season Two Finale: A Letter to Our Teenage Selves
Aug 1, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory close season two with vulnerability and reflection. Deeply inspired by Solange Knowles’ letter to her teenage self in Teen Vogue, both women share what they would tell their…
#24: Mindfulness 101 with Neuroscientist, Artist, and Meditation Guide Nkechi Njaka
Jul 18, 2017 • 58 min
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…
#23: On Being a Healer and On Finding True Wholeness with Dr. Crystal Jones and Tie Simpson (Hippie Heathen)
Jul 4, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory take a deep dive into a conversation on being a healer and finding true wholeness through healing with two Atlanta-based guests and friends: Dr. Crystal Jones, multifaceted…
#22: Embrace your Narrative, Take Ownership & Remain Patient: A Talk with Lindsey Day of CRWN Mag
Jun 20, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory have a heart-to-heart with their friend Lindsey Day, co-founder of CRWN Magazine. In sharing her journey shaping this beautiful print magazine for black women, Lindsey gets…
#21: Thriving > Surviving: Preventative Health with Dr. Tiffany Lester
Jun 7, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with Dr. Tiffany Lester, their favorite doctor who takes an integrative approach to health. Dr. Lester takes a holistic approach to wellness as she is additionally…
#20: On Getting Clear, Staying True with Hey Fran Hey: Being of Service to your Vision and Others without Sacrificing your SELF
May 23, 2017 • 50 min
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…
#19: “I’m Not Lonely, I’m Alone”: Music + Self-Care Musings with Singer-Songwriter Jamila Woods
May 9, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with singer-songwriter, poet and Chicago native Jamila Woods. They connect about their self-care practices and the meaning and powerful process behind Jamila’s new music…
#18: Five Challenges in Creative Entrepreneurship and How to Overcome Them
Apr 18, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory share five challenges that they have faced in their journeys in becoming creative entrepreneurs and how they have overcome them. From how to stay committed and convicted in…
#17: A Chat about Skincare with The Glow Expert: Siraad Dirshe
Apr 4, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, Black Girl In Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory talk all things skincare with beauty writer and BGIO contributor Siraad Dirshe. Lauren and Deun ask their pressing skincare questions and the three ladies dive into how to…
#16: Questions for a Yogi #2 with Chelsea Loves Yoga
Mar 21, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, Black Girl in Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with popular Atlanta based yogi Chelsea Loves Yoga. In this lively conversation, Chelsea shares how she turned to yoga, her passion for working with young women of…
#15: Catching Up with Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory
Mar 7, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode, the Black Girl In Om podcast officially kicks off Season Two with BGIO Founder and Creative Director Lauren Ash and new BGIO Art Director Deun Ivory sharing what they have been up to lately. From discussing new directions with Black Girl…
Get Ready for BGIO Season 2
Mar 6, 2017 • 1 min
The Black Girl In Om podcast returns with Season Two featuring new BGIO Art Director Deun Ivory and BGIO Founder and Creative Director Lauren Ash as your co-hosts! This season, expect conversations about mental health, skincare, current issues, music,…
#14: Season One Finale: Community Q&As and an Announcement
Dec 20, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah and special guest Deun Ivory take questions from the Black Girl In Om community in the season one finale of the BGIO Podcast. This lively and candid conversation covers several topics like some…
#13: Emotional and Spiritual Empowerment 101: A Chat with Tracy G.
Dec 8, 2016 • 47 min
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,…
#12: Creating from an Authentic Place: A Live Podcast with Deun Ivory
Dec 1, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, Black Girl in Om goes live for the first time at the first annual Chicago Podcast Festival! Co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah have an illuminating discussion inspired by BGIO’s Visual Content Director and special guest Deun…
#11: Questions for a Yogi #1, with Karla Huffman
Oct 25, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Nejeebah kick-off a new podcast series, Questions for a Yogi. They introduce the series by chatting with their friend and fellow yogi Karla Huffman, a Chicago-based yoga instructor and Founder of Gypsy…
#10: 10 Things We Know for Sure
Oct 11, 2016 • 57 min
Inspired by their birthdays, Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah take this episode to reflect on their truths. They affirm the value in being intentional about acknowledging how life experiences can teach us meaningful lessons and deliver wisdom that can…
#9: On Loving In Spite of Trauma, with Anisah Ali
Sep 27, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat with Anisah Ali, author of the recently released self-love focused book ‘anonymous.’ Anisah powerfully shares her years-long journey of intentionally unlearning unhealthy ways of relating…
#8: Confidence and Self-Definition, with Freddie Harrel
Sep 13, 2016 • 76 min
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…
#7: Trust and Truth in Sisterhood
Aug 30, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah delve into the deep value of sisterhood among women of color with their special guests and best friends Chelsea and Theo. All four ladies reflect on building the foundation to their respective…
#6: Living Thoughtfully with Brandie Gilliam
Aug 16, 2016 • 54 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah chat with Brandie Gilliam, the Founder of Thoughtfully Magazine. This magazine maven shares her journey in manifesting her wellness magazine and transitioning from being a marketing and branding…
#5: Womanist is to Feminist as Purple is to Lavender”: Exclusivity in Wellness
Aug 2, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode, co-hosts Lauren Ash and Zakkiyyah Najeebah dive into the politics, theories and specific women who shaped the culture and mission of Black Girl in Om. They chat about the importance of safe spaces that are created and cultivated for and…
#4: Manifestation and Mantras, with Brittany Josephina
Jul 19, 2016 • 45 min
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…
#3: Five Challenges on our Self-Care Journeys
Jul 5, 2016 • 45 min
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…
#2: Veganism: A Chat on How to Adopt this Ethical and Compassionate Lifestyle with Jenné Claiborne
Jun 23, 2016 • 48 min
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…
#1: The Beginnings of Black Girl In Om: With a Side of Meditation and Prince
Jun 7, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Black Girl In Om Teaser
May 26, 2016 • 1 min
A sneak peek at what to expect from Black Girl In Om. This show is a bi-­monthly conversation on all things wellness, self­-care and self­-love, hosted by Black Girl In Om Founder and Creative Director Lauren Ash and Art Director Zakkiyyah Najeebah.