Brown and Healthy is a global health and wellness initiative challenging mainstream media’s negative narrative of people of color one positive story at a time. Our mission is to change the narrative and change the world by promoting mental, physical, and emotional well being among people of color. Contrary to popular belief, we comprise a tight knit global community of students, teachers, artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who grind tirelessly to create a better and more sustainable world for the next generation.
We formed out of the countless and traumatic police killings that began in 2015. Because of the disturbing lens capturing our relationship to the law and our place in society Brown and Healthy developed as an initiative that goes beyond opinions about our lives "mattering" and lands at the absolute undeniable truth, which is, that "we exist" and we exist as healthy contributors to a society that is built largely on the tenants of our culture.
Brown + Healthy seeks to change the face of wellness by creating a pipeline of highly trained future wellness leaders from brown communities. We train, certify and equip fitness professionals of color to have meaningful careers and change lives in our city and our world. In doing this, we ultimately seek to change the negative narrative surrounding the health and wellness of people of color by promoting and facilitating mental, physical, and emotional well being among communities of color.
Changing the narrative is imperative to successfully changing the world. It's time we write our own story.