Not sure if y’all are even ready for this (balanced) Black girl magic, but this week I am sitting down with Les Alfred, founder of Balanced Black Girl and a true hero of my heart. Can’t lie, I couldn’t even drink during this episode because I didn’t want to miss a single thing that Les had to share. She’s dropping SO much wisdom and truth centered around unlearning that we have to strive for rest, returning to our uninfluenced selves (who would you be without your childhood trauma? without social media?), your Saturn return, and reconnecting with the truth that our worth doesn’t come from our work. Her words on being > doing will bring you peace. Normally I’d say grab a glass, but for real you’ll want some pen and paper instead.
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Les is the creator of Balanced Black Girl and host of Balanced Black Girl Podcast. She started her career in fitness as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in 2012, and launched her first blog The Balanced Berry in 2014 to share her love of fitness and nutrition with others. As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, Les spent over five years helping women reach their wellness goals in a balanced, sustainable way.
After taking some time off from fitness in 2018, she pivoted to create Balanced Black Girl to introduce her community to Black women experts in health and wellness.
As the host of Balanced Black Girl, Les facilitates meaning conversations showcasing representation for women of color in areas of fitness, mental health, personal development, and empowerment.