After you reading our latest post, you must wonder where you can learn how to be inclusive and be more sensible in this realm. We've made it easy for you and have gathered top 15 advocates/ leaders to follow.
E D U C A T O R + L E A D E R
Netflix - Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Episode : The Legal Marijuana Industry Is Rigged
Before judging the price tag and packaging of a product, it’s always better to understand the quality, story, ethics, industry insights and back end struggles of business owners. This episode gives you a good insight about how legalizing cannabis makes a questionable chain effect on the cannabis industry and cannabis business owned by POC/ Minorities.
Website & Streaming : Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
The Doc Knox
The First Family of Cannabinoid Medicine - The Knox Docs are a family of physicians with backgrounds in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. They have expanded their expertise to include Integrative Cannabinology, Functional Endocannabinology and Cannabinoid Medicine, and are internationally recognized as thought leaders in the care of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapeutics.
Dr. Rachael Knox has also given a Ted Talk in Portland on endocannabinoid systems and the future of medical cannabis.
Website : Doctors Knox
IG : @theknoxdocs
Former American Footballer who played in the National Football League (NFL) and is currently working as an analyst for Fox Sports. His most recent work that catches the public eyes includes "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" which is a conversation about race many white people can never have (Matthew McConaughey is on his guest list).
Website : Uncomfortable Convos
IG : @themanacho
High Times Women 50 of 2019, Top 15 Women in Cannabis /Forbes Sept. 2019, Top 35 Women of Cannabis / Green Entrepreneur 2020, 7 Powerhouse Women of Making the Cannabis Industry Inclusive 2020, and Founder of Asian Americans For Cannabis Education
Asian Americans For Cannabis Education
Facebook : AACE
IG : @opheliaswims
Montreal based, Canadian born model and brand ambassador has been advocating and educating the general public about her own experience and immune condition Vitiligo. She also is the founder of a non-profit organization Born To Rise Montreal, which gives talks in schools and helds annual shows to help rising people who have been through different adversities in life.
Noirstone Interview : The Insights
Website : Born To Rise
IG : @aiesharobinson_
Montreal based POC model, transgender woman, advocate, and a speaker who has been fiercely fighting the norm, employment equity, and old believe systems with her true self. She was born as a boy named Tyson and went under HRT at the age of 19. When she was growing up, she didn’t know any kids like herself or see any LGBTQ2+ role models that she could look up to. Today, she’s a proud Transgender woman who other youth can look up to.
IG : @iamtealong
W E L L N E S S + L I F E S T Y L E
A holistic health consultant, plant-based chef, and award-winning blogger, who helps people tap into their raw potential and process the unprocessed life. At the age of 19, she was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Through research, she learned a plant-based diet and herbal protocol could alleviate her health conditions and overcome the challenges associated with having prolactinoma and PCOS. Her Haitian Heritage and her love of different cultures influence her culinary portfolio. Her mission is to inspire people to take charge of their health through nutritional therapy.
Website : Yes Baby I Like it Raw
IG : @yesbabyilikeitraw
Alyson Morgan is a mother, herbalist and human being behind Earth Star Herbals. An ecofeminist on a journey to learn how to shift the ways in which we as humans live with the earth. Alyson created Earth Star herbals to help us make the shift into whole earth living.
Website : https://www.alysonmorgan.com/
IG : @alysonsimplygrows
Award-winning author, chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. San Francisco Magazine included Bryant among 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene, and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food.
Website : Bryant Terry
IG : @bryantterry
B R A N D S + E N T R E P R E N E U R
Anita Patel and Sheetal Avlani
Hong Kong based entrepreneurs and founders of Zero Yet 100. The two friends created a solution of providing high quality natural, safe, and potent skincare.
After two long years of experimenting and testing on themselves, the pair successfully launched their line of deodorants in 2017. With growing recognition and support throughout Asia, Sheetal and Anita have grown ZeroYet100 beyond deodorants. In 2019, they launched a line of skincare that stays true to the ZeroYet100 promise – nothing toxic yet 100 percent effective.
Website : Zero Yet 100 (ship internationally)
IG : @zeroyet100
Baltimore based herbalist, certified peristeam (vaginal steaming) facilitator, and founder of Brown Sugar Co. a holistic company that focuses on women and womb wellbeing. She was raised in a Caribbean household from Guyana, South America. Taking herbs on a daily basis to protect from illness, cleanse blood, or flush toxins out of the body system was a norm during her childhood. As she grew, she forgot about her upbringing until she started her motherhood, which brought back herbs and holistic alternatives into her daily living. That is when Brown a Sugar Co was formed and came into fruition. A place where she shares information as well as provides holistic services and products.
Website : Brown Sugar Co.
IG : @brownsugar_co
S K I N + B E A U T Y
Nayamka Roberts-Smith, LE
Los Angeles based licensed esthetician and youtuber, also known as The LA Beautyologist. The beauty was born and raised in upstate New York, then moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams of spreading skincare knowledge to women of color, and often neglected demographic in the skincare industry. Her philosophy is to integrate the science of clinical skincare, with the gentle purity of natural ingredients, and to use that knowledge to strengthen confidence through beauty.
Website : LA Beautyologist
IG : labeautyologist
Youtube : The Golden Rx
Talented Saskatchewan abased Indigenious beauty powered her way through from bullies in high school, she uses her makeup skills and platform to tell stories about her culture, background, body positivity, and mental health awareness.
IG : @delantoinetootoosis
A D V O C A T E F O R F A M I L I E S W I T H S P E C I A L N E E D S
California based Special Needs Advocate and Healthcare Liaison.
In 2009, Mieko Hester-Perez decided to go public with her son's success with medical cannabis, along the combination of 20 years of legal experience and over 15 years of special education knowledge, she has become a source of inspiration and information for families looking to explore alternative and holistic treatment options within the autism spectrum.
She has also received special recognition from the United States Congress for her many hours of community service and dedication, as well as received the Lifetime Advocate Award at the Chalice Festival for her efforts within the cannabis industry. Mieko currently consults internationally with healthcare providers in prominent autism centers, palliative care & cancer institutions as a healthcare ambassador for consumers who have exhausted all other treatment options. Mieko diligently leads the pack with tremendous knowledge regarding consumer safety and compliance protection.
Website : The Unconventional Foundation For Autism
IG : @miekopereze
A New York born mama of two wonderful neurodiverse boys, an advocate of Autism Spectrums, and youtuber. She’s been educating, bringing awareness on Autisum Spectrums, the importance of self care with natural alternatives to families, especially black and brown communities.
Youtube : The Oil Geek
IG : @khadijahtheoilygeek