From Corporate Finance to Professional Basketball Player in Australia: How This Black Girl from Inglewood California Made the Leap Abroad

In episode 25, I interview Valerie Weyland (formerly Valerie Ogoke). Valerie is an explorer at heart, always open to what life may bring. She is a business owner, meditation facilitator, health + wellness coach, and a reiki healer. She is Nigerian-American and was born and raised in Inglewood, California. Currently residing in Perth, Western Australia, she founded Brown Girl Bloom in 2017. Brown Girl Bloom curates safe spaces for women of color to thrive with a focus on holistic wellbeing. She is also the co-founder of Ayune Hair, an ethical South East Asian human hair extension business that focuses on re-defining the strands of beauty. Her passion lies in being in complete alignment with her truth, living a purpose-full life, developing soul sister connections, and community empowerment. She is an avid lover of all things spiritual. She believes that there is an abundance of beauty all around us, we simply need to open our heart to truly experience it.

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