We Can’t Be Well Until We’re All Well with Mel Douglas

July 1, 2021

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We Can’t Be Well Until We’re All Well with Mel Douglas

Meet Mel Douglas…

Today’s guest was born in Brooklyn New York and is now LA based, she’s a yoga teacher, a Black lesbian activist, a wellness advocate, and the founder of Black Women’s Yoga co. I’m so excited for you to listen to this conversation. I hope you can open your heart, your ears, and your mind to the discussion we are about to have. We are chatting through the world of wellness, inclusivity & exclusivity, and the steps we as a society can make to impact the change we want to see in the world.

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xo Erin




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Follow Mel Instagram – @meldouglasyoga

Visit Mel online – www.blackwomensyogaco.com/

Watch – Black Women’s Yoga Collective

SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…

0:00 – A Raw intro

1:50 – Mel’s story and finding her inspiration in her work

3:40 – How Mel’s previous life experience shaped the direction she ended up going in
5:50 – Leaving her job as a paralegal and following her true path and passion
9:30 – Finding Yoga
10:40 – Shifting from wanting to feel skinny to feeling strong
11:30 – Discovering yoga and wanting to share it with her Black community
12:00 – Finding power + strength showing up in the wellness industry as a Black woman
16:00 – Intersectionality in wellness
18:15 –  Taking the steps to impact the change we want to see in the world
21:40 –  Chatting through the world of wellness, inclusivity & exclusivity
24:00 – Acknowledging our differences and then flowing through them
25:00 – Understanding that racism lives in many forms and industries
31:80 – Learning and unlearning in this climate of the world
36:00 – Finding accountability and honesty through privilege 

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