Thanks for stopping by! In continuation of celebrating Black History Month, I though I would spotlight more BIPOC boss babes! Caeresa compiled this list of some of her favorite influencers. These ladies are trailblazers in the sustainable living scene. Their pages are the perfect places to find inspiration in fashion, food, beauty, and so much more!
Ashley Renne- @heyashleyrenne
This new mama comes through with IG posts that are as inspirational as they are informational. From amazing vegan recipes to sustainable fashion tips,
The topics she covers range from plant-based diets, pollution, to social justice issues. She does a great job at breaking topics down in a way that is informational without being overwhelming. In addition to her personal IG, Ashley Renne created her digital vegan cookbook, @basicassvegans and she is the host of @shgliving a home and garden themed streaming service!
Texas Latina, Jeanelly, has been blogging for eight years. Her blog, The Fashion Lotus, features posts on all things travel, wellness, fashion, and sustainability. You can also find hauls, tutorials, and so much more on her youtube channel! Not to mention, her IG page is the perfect spot to find sustainable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle inspiration!
Caeresa and Jeanelly connected via Instagram Live a while back to discuss sustainable fashion, business, and self-care. You can watch their chat here! And check out Jeanelly in some Gypsy Freedom items here! I absolutely love how she styled them! We don't have that exact dress anymore but you can get a similar look with this dress and this jacket!
In addition to her blog and social media pages, Jeanelly is the executive editor of @stylelushtv, VP of @texasfashionindustry, and producer for @txfashionweek. If that isn't the definition of a #bossbabe, I don't know what is!
Akua Yamoah Opoku- @akuayamoahopoku
Akua is an environmental life coach, supporting people in their low waste and minimalist living journey! Her blog is focused on sustainability in regard to lifestyle, fashion, travel, and food. Whether you are wanting to start meal planning or incorporating more thrifted items into your wardrobe, she's got you covered!
Akua is also such a team player, as she is constantly shouting out people and companies with similar missions to hers. We get to the top by lifting others up and she is doing just that.
Gypsy Freedom has even been featured on her list of over 150 sustainable BIPOC businesses! You can get the list here!
Dominique Drakeford- @dominiquedrakeford
A self-proclaimed "Black Indigenous Vanguard of Sustainability", Dominique Drakeford is an advocate and creator. She is the founder of @MelaninASS, "a digital interview based magazine bringing MELANIN to the forefront of Sustainable Fashion, Natural Beauty, Wellness & Agriculture". Melaninass.com is an amazing source for informative articles about health and natural beauty and showcases the missions of the BIPOC people leading the sustainability movement. Dominique is also a co-founder of @sustainablebk and co-host of @kaleandcognac. As you can tell, Dominique is doing so much good for the world. From promoting sustainable living to fighting racial injustice, she is definitely a person worth following. I also think it's worth mentioning that her IG feed is graced with the most amazing photos(her fiancé is a photographer). And to top off her impressive resume of change-making roles, she's a soon to be mama!
Ariel Green- @naturally_mermaid
This quirky cutie's area of expertise is in sustainable living and gardening. Focused on promoting healthier bodies and planet, Ariel's IG feed is filled with gardening tips, recipes, and sustainable beauty product recommendations.
You can find even more insight into sustainable living on her youtube channel, Naturally Mermaid, where she shares how she works toward a healthier body and Earth in her own life. Her videos are extremely useful and refreshingly real.
Ariel is also the creator of @sustainablebrowngirl! The Sustainable Brown Girl podcast feature so many amazing conversations about all things sustainable living. The podcast is "connecting and inspiring women of color to live more sustainably" by providing a platform for women to share their sustainability stories. She recently featured Caeresa on her podcast, Listen and Watch the Sustainable Brown Girl Podcast episode featuring Gypsy Freedom!
Some of our other favorite ladies to follow...
TV journalists/news anchors using their podcast to feature inspirational women.
Millennial besties with some quality girl chat on their podcast.
Caribbean creator blogging about all things solo travel, lifestyle, and culture.
Cleverly Changing - @cleverlychanging
Created by author, advocate, and podcast awardee Elle Cole. Her website discusses wellness, personal finance, and parenting. Check out her feature of Gypsy Freedom here and her guest appearance on the Gypsy Freedom sip and shop here!
I hope you check out what all of these amazing women are working on! They have each created such supportive communities within a larger movement. They are not only changing the world for the better, but encouraging others to do the same. Now that's something to celebrate!
Know anyone else we should be following? Let us know in the comments!
Have a wonderful rest of your February!