Many talented Black creators are putting out the content we want and need to see. Blavity’s Creators 100 highlights individuals using their platform to uplift and care for our community.
Here are our favorite 10 YouTubers whose voices are bringing us peace, joy, wellness and love.
Hi my name is Dominique Barrett I’m a director , actor, writer & entertainer . This is how my 2021 went & In 2022 one of my biggest goals is to work with @MarvelStudios & maybe enough retweets can make that happen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/K9y8JOa7js
— 🎬 (@kingvader) January 3, 2022
Director, actor and entertainer King Vader is a star on the rise. Best known for his work on PowerPuff Girls: Day of Reckoning and Hidden Springs, he recently collaborated with Netflix on Netflix Dreams, where he’s explored his unique take on Netflix shows like The Umbrella Academy, Cobra Kai and Army of the Dead.
Still apprehensive about going back to the gym? Toni Mitchell’s got you covered. Her at-home workouts are easy to follow and will snatch your waist in no time.
Speaking of fitness inspiration, Massy Arias is nothing short of that. Somehow she juggles motherhood, a platform with millions of followers, a business and a career as a health coach. And she isn’t afraid of sharing how wonderful, and difficult, her day-to-day can be.
Tapping into your mental wellness can be a tricky task. For many, a combination of several techniques is key to feeling their best. Brandi Jackson understands that, and when she established Spiritual And Mind Wellness in 2014, she committed to a holistic approach to wellness.
Jackson helps clients and followers find peace through “whole food based nutrition, regular exercise and wellness counseling.” Check out her YouTube channel for more about her personal journey and practices.
Kevin Curry, Fit Men Cook
Ok, another treat that I’ve been loving this summer – berry cream “cobbler” popsicles! Recipe is below. Can you dig it?! What would you change for your diet or tastebuds?! Boom.
Recipe in comments🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/3UhjMS6np4
— Kevin (aka FitMenCook) (@FitMenCook) June 2, 2022
Many people believe that men of a leaner body type can’t cook. Kevin Curry is working towards debunking that stereotype. With his platform, Fit Men Cook, he teaches millions how to cook flavorful and nutritious meals. He has authored the cookbook Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women—Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring, and he’s also the mastermind behind the app FitMenCook.
JaLisa E. Jefferson
PSA: It’s okay to say “No”. People will find another way. We have to stop overextending ourselves & thinking that we have to please and be there for everyone and everything.
— JaLisa E. Vaughn (@JaLisaEVaughn) September 3, 2018
After leaving her career in corporate IT in 2018, JaLisa Vaughn-Jefferson made the decision to pursue content creation full time. Now, just four years later, the lifestyle influencer and mother has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple platforms.
According to AfroTech, in 2021, Vaughn-Jefferson secured over $800,000 in brand sponsorships.
Being a parent is not easy. And while there are tons of platforms that talk about parenting, most of them are for women, by women. Glen Henry wants to include fathers in that conversation.
You've tried self-love, have you tried self-acceptance?
— Shelah Marie (@ShelahMarie) November 7, 2021
Shelah Marie is a jack of all trades: a published author, wellness influencer, and founder and CEO of collective Curvy, Curly, Conscious which focuses on self-awareness and self-care.
Jade Novah is a sing-songwriter who has penned music for some of your favorite performers, including Christina Milian and Myá. She also sang backup for Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, Galore reports. Her debut album, All Blue, snagged her a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, but it’s Novah’s viral TikTok videos of her spot on Beyoncé impressions that has her fans talking.
— Ezinma (@iamezinma) May 14, 2021
Who knew classical music could go so hard? Violinist Ezinma completely redefined the genre, flaunting her violin prowess through catching renditions of rap, trap, and hip-hop bangers. Born Meredith Ezinma Ramsay, Ezinma has worked with some of the greatest entertainers of all time: Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma, Clean Bandit and more. The 31-year-old is also a music educator and accomplished composer.
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