Hello everyone! Welcome to my new bi-weekly series called “The Wellness Series.” With this series I wish to highlight one wellness-related person, place, or thing that I love and has been helping me to be a better overall person. If you don’t know this, I struggled with depression throughout most of my teenage years. It wasn’t until college when I started taking yoga as an elective class that I realized how connected I felt to yoga and how AMAZING I felt after each class. Now I’m no fitness guru and my wellness journey is relatively new, however, I wish to share the things that inspire me so maybe they’ll inspire you too!
has been an amazing role model for me when it comes to living holistically and being true to yourself. I remember first being introduced to Nikisha when she cofounded Urban Bush Babes with Cipriana a few years ago. Nowadays, Nikisha lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and teenaged son and has developed an amazing 100% natural skincare and haircare line called Folie Apothecary. You can now shop all her amazing homemade, wholesome products on her Etsy shop.
It wasn’t until recently that I became obsessed with her Instagram page, where she frequently posts short videos discussing anything health-related to supplements women should take to how bras are linked to breast cancer. dude. My mind was blown by the wealth of information she provides and sure enough I would find myself on iHerb trying to get my hands on products she’d recommend.
After following Nikisha’s page for a few months, I realized how more conscious I’ve become of what I’m putting not only into my body, but on my body. Nikisha’s post led me to watch a documentary called The True Cost, which highlights the environmental and social impact fast fashion has had on the world, more specifically in the countries manufacturing these items. You guys MUST. WATCH. THIS. MOVIE. It’s on Netflix and will have you
shook enlightened. After watching the documentary it gave me pause about the things I spend my money on and the impact it has on the world. I’m absolutely more conscious of what I buy and I look into purchasing more sustainable, ethically made goods. I’m still learning but thanks to Nikisha, I was led to a brand called Hackwith Design House which sells plus size clothes that are made in America! I ordered my very first piece a few weeks ago and I’m happy to say I am loving my crop top!
There are so many other things I could share with you about what I’ve learned from following Nkisha, but I’m going to just leave it to you to be blown away. Follow her on Instagram and YouTube and get your life.
I hope you enjoyed my very first Wellness series highlighting Nikisha Brunson and I can’t wait to share more next time!