Ep 187 ft. Rachel Ricketts: Spiritual Activism with Anti-Racist Educator, Healer, Death Doula, & Change Maker
Rachel Ricketts is our guest of the show today. Rachel is a thought leader + outspoken champion for Black and Indigenous womxn + and our healing. As a racial justice educator, spiritual activist, changemaker and author, she educated white folx on their role in perpetuating white supremacy, helps folx of color heal from internalized oppression and helps everyone end global oppression in all forms. Rachel hosts online and in-person workshops including her renowned Spiritual Activism series which promotes racial justice and offers practical solutions for all hue-mxns to dismantle racist cisheteropatriarchy.
Rachel’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, BuzzFeed, Mindbodygreen, 21Ninety, Black Girl in Om and Thrive, and she’s presented at international conferences including SXSW and me Convention in Stockholm. She loves donuts, dancing and all things metaphysical.
The Balanced Blonde listeners are super interested in spirituality as well as being better people, learning, and doing the shadow work. Coming off of the tragic deaths in the Black community and the renewed momentum of Black Lives Matter protests, Rachel’s work is incredibly eye-opening and more important than ever before.
She is a great teacher, she is spiritually aligned, she’s in her passion, and she is truly living a soul on fire life! She talks all about boundaries, energy, self-care, growing her team, astrology, and so much more. This is such a difficult time, but it is also an opportunity for change and making ourselves better.
Thank you HUM Nutrition for sponsoring the show! They’re Jordan’s favorite beauty supplement company. She takes the Mighty Night supplement every night to help her sleep. They are all-natural, organic, and non-GMO. If you’re unsure of where to begin, you can take a quiz to get paired with the supplements that are best for you. You can use the code SOUL for 20% of all their products at humnutrition.com.
Jordan is a huge fan of CBD, and Cured Nutrition is her #1 favorite brand. One thing that’s very impressive is their response to the Black Lives Matter movement. They have partnered with the Last Prisoner Project. There are currently over 40 thousand prisoners incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses despite legalization, and communities of color are disproportionately affected. You can use the code BLONDE for a discount at curednutrition.com.