We at RADIUS stand behind the black community.
We strongly believe that part of the commitment to a better world for all of us starts with consciously recognizing the profound positive impact that the black community has made on us.
In that spirit, today we’d like to introduce you to 10 amazing Black Influencers who have changed the game through their insights on wellness, sustainable living, and motherhood:
1) Porshia LaShae helps women simplify and better their lives with recipes, self-care tips, and overall great life advice through her Instagram @porshialashae and website https://www.withloveontop.com/. A recipe for banana bread with chocolate chips AND tips on how to stay sane as a work-from-home mom? Hard to beat that!
2) Deb of Clothed in Abundance is a minimalist fashion blogger, but that’s not the only hat she wears! She’s a mom, activist, and gives great advice for bettering our mental health and our finances! You can follow her on Instagram @clothedinabundance or on her website https://clothedinabundance.com.
3) Addie of Old World New is the sustainability queen! She gives tips on how to live intentionally and eco-friendly. Want the best loose leaf tea made by a black-owned business? Want reusable face mask suggestions? Look no further! Addie has got you covered. You can visit her website at https://oldworldnew.us/hello/ or her social media at @oldworldnew.
4) Andre of Built By Nature is a vegan whose passion is spreading the word about great plant-based meals, fitness for wellness, and intentional living. Jamaican patties, ackee & jackfruit chili, pesto plantain pasta…sign us up! Follow Andre on Instagram @plantbasedre or on his website here: builtbynaturelife.com.
5) Niv of The Black Vegan Diaries is a ‘powered by plants’ woman that is dedicated to fitness and the plant-based recipes that will make your taste buds (and your body!) soar. She also gives great insight into the intersection between relationships with the self and others and her pursuit of the vegan lifestyle. Check out her website here http://www.blackvegandiaries.com/ and follow her on Instagram @boundlesssoul77.
6) Fabiola of Shine With Plants helps people on their journey of mental and physical transformation through emphasizing a plant-based raw food diet, exercise, and mindfulness. You can read her blog or follow her on Instagram @shinewithplants. She also has a very popular vlog with great vegan recipes for you AND your whole family (bonus points: it features her adorable baby a good amount…we love it!).
7) Dr. Judy Brangman (aka the Plant-Based MD) is a board-certified internal and lifestyle medicine physician focused on health coaching, wellness programs, and teaching plant-based nutrition for a healthier body and mind. She is a firm believer that, through diet, you can help prevent (and even reverse!) disease. You can follow her on her website https://theplantbasedmd.com/ and Instagram @theplantbasedmd. Also, be sure to check out her great video on finding your purpose.
8) Genesis Butler says she is ‘vegan for the animals, plants, and humans because we’re all connected’. At only 13 years old, she has already made an incredible impact through her activism work in climate change solutions through educating people on the environmental damage of animal agriculture. She has rallied adults and kids alike with the Youth Climate Save and Million Dollar Vegan programs, her multiple interviews, and her TEDx talk that she gave at only 10 years old (making her the youngest person ever to do so). She has received several awards for her work including the PETA Youth Activist of the Year award and the Sir Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate award. She truly is the voice of the next generation. Follow her on Instagram @genesisbutler_.
9) Karen aka The Mom Trotter is a world traveler and travel agent who is passionate about inspiring parents to find the balance in parenting, home schooling, and traveling the world with kiddos in tow. She and her family have visited everywhere from camping in the Sahara Desert to ziplining through the rain forests of Costa Rica. She is the founder of the Black Kids Do Travel organization, which promotes diversity in travel and encourages families of color to share their unique travel experiences. Follow her blog at https://blackkidsdotravel.com and her on Instagram at @themomtrotter.
10) Elisha Wilson Beach is an LA Mom of 4 and stepmom of another 4. She is founder of The Mom Forum website and host of the podcast of the same name. She encourages mothers to share their stories and journey through motherhood while reminding moms to practice the self-care that many moms deny themselves while they are raising their children. Follow Elisha on Instagram @mylifeisabeach and read her blog and listen to the podcast on her website https://themom-forum.com/.
Ok, ok, we couldn’t limit it to JUST 10. There are SO MANY great black influencers out there who align with the RADIUS mission of promoting eco-friendly family living. We wanted to take a moment to draw special attention to our new RADIUS influence partner, Jessica from Bubbletree aka @theveganistasista ! She is a vegan chef extraordinaire, mom, wife, and lives the #natural life. Plus, her dishes look incredible. Sesame ginger stir fry? C’mon. You can’t beat that. She also has a great vlog where she explores stress relief techniques and great eco-friendly products. We LOVE this woman.
We’re happy to share with you some of our favorite black influencers today but look, following influencers is just the start. There are so many ways that you can support the black community and we encourage you to seek out additional ways to show your support.
Here are 3 more ways that you can do your part:
1) Support black-owned businesses! How do you find them? I am Black Business is an app and website dedicated to finding black-owned businesses in your area. Also want to support black-owned health and wellness companies?Wellandgood.com put together a list of 100+ black-owned wellness brands you can see here.
2) Get educated! Read literature and poetry about the civil rights movement and race in America. Here is a good list to get you started.
3) Seek out nonprofits! A few recommended by some of our friends who are actively involved in empowering the black community: Color of Change, Black Girls Code, Equal Justice Initiative, Higher Heights for America, and Fair Fight. We also recently came across this AMAZING mentorship program started by Credo Beauty which seeks to help aspiring black entrepreneurs pursue their dreams of starting a clean beauty brand.
Here’s to making brighter smiles and a better world!