The 9 Leading Black Female Influencers to Watch in the Wellness Space in 2020
Updated: Feb 28
Water, 8 hours of sleep, exercise 3 to 4 days a week, a healthy diet, affirmations, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes we know of all the tools that are necessary for our personal welfare, but without people to hold you accountable for actually using them, these tools can easily fall to the wayside. Even though your accountability partner(s) may not be in your group chat, the power of social media is at your disposal with many viable influencers that will spark your #BlackGirlMagic on a daily basis. Here are just a few influencers who are worth turning on post notifications for and a little bit of why:
1. Lisa Nichols, @lisa2motivate
Lisa Nichols is a renowned motivational speaker who has inspired millions through her seminars and her role as a featured teacher in The Secret. She is the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC. While she is very well off now, her testimony will truly transform your lens on life, click here to experience one of her seminars.
2. Jada Pinkett Smith, @jadapinkettsmith @redtabletalk
Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, screenwriter and businesswoman. Acknowledging that transparent and vulnerable conversation is healing, Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Gammy – three generations of women open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends about the most important and provocative topics of the day. To enjoy Red Table Talk, visit their website at redtabletalk.com.
3. Laurise McMillian, @lauriseirl
Laurise McMillian is the Content Strategy Editor at Refiner29 in Brooklyn, NY. Laurise has dedicated her Instagram to everything from informing black women how to find their voices heard in corporate spaces to words of affirmation to thought-provoking questions and more. You can definitely expect to feel better about your news feed with her on it!
4. Briana Owens, @bri.monee @spikedspin
Briana Owens is the Founder of Spiked Spin. “Spiked Spin was founded in response to the lack of diversity within the boutique fitness industry,” she explains. “Spinning provides a personal experience while being group-oriented. It allows an inward escape while demanding a level of presence within the moment.” Spiked Spin classes are packed with a diverse array of young women and men committed to getting their bodies and lives #Spiked! This is a great way to get fit and meet some new fitness accountability partners.
5. Trinity Mouzon Wofford, @trinitymouzon @golde
Trinity is a young entrepreneur and owner of Golde, a health and beauty brand where the products are infused with single-origin tumeric for beautifying, healing, and mood boost that you may need for your daily routine. Her vision was to make self-care more inclusive, engaging, and fun… That you did Trinity, that you did!
6. Christina Rice, @christinamrice @omnoire
Christina is the CEO of OMNoire, a company built to create a safe space for women of color to share our stories and find a support system through workshops, events, and retreats. The OMNoire Instagram is nothing short of that mission as it cultivates strength, growth, and manifestations in all areas of life through the daily words of affirmation.
7. Yasmine Cheyenne, @yasminecheyenne
Yasmine Cheyenne is a writer based in DC, who focuses on self-healing with emphasis on her concept of doing “The Work.” Her Instagram is filled with quotes to catalyze growth and affirm her followers that they are on the right track. If you ever need a reminder of your worth, her Instagram is a great place to go!
8. Dr. Crystal Jones, @drcrystaljones
Dr. Crystal Jones has fifteen years of professional leadership within healthcare, wellness, and religion. Dr. Jones teaches people how to advocate for themselves and enter into a centered mindset through workshops, conferences, sound therapy, and spiritual anchoring. That way if you feel moved by her Instagram, you can schedule a therapeutic meeting with her in real life!
9. Koya Webb, @getlovedup @koyawebb
Meet yoga guru, Koya Webb! Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness, and eco-friendly living to combat mental health, social injustices, and global warming. Koya is the founder of Get Loved Up, an international lifestyle community and Yoga School that inspires mental, spiritual and physical health and following her will keep you motivated in all areas of your life.