About Kathleen

Kathleen is the founder of Melanin Rich Wellness Inc., a Holistic Health centered company dedicated to optimizing the physical, mental and spiritual health of the Black community using African Holistic Health.

Kathleen is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Herbalist, Intermittent Fasting Specialist and Rootworker.

She is a contributing columnist for the Health Matters section of The Challenger Newspaper. She is author of the books:

The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing: 10 Ways to Achieve a Healthy, Pain Free Period

Confessions of an Emotional Eater: 7 Ways to Gain Freedom Over Your Fork

A Sojourn Back Home: A Collection of Poems

F**k Boy Free: 10 Ways to Repel F**k Boys and Attract the Man of Your Dreams

Kathleen provides revolutionary seminars and workshops emphasizing self-healing and self- realization through radical self-love, intermittent fasting, plant-based nutrition and African based spirituality.

From a very early age Kathleen was raised to have a strong black consciousness and her inherent revolutionary spirit was cultivated. This black consciousness coupled with a heavy influence of black liberation theology and Hoodoo has fueled her love and commitment to empower and educate her people.

Kathleen is a Buffalo, NY native. She is a graduate of the City Honors School and the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). She received a BA in Sociology and BS in Business Administration (Registered Accounting Program). She is currently enrolled at D’Youville College and will receive her Master’s in Health Administration and Public Health  in 2021. She has worked over a decade in the Accounting profession as a Tax Auditor, Tax Outreach Specialist and Senior Accountant.

Kathleen loves writing, Yin Yoga, running outdoors, and Power/Olympic lifting. But most of all, she loves being “mama” to her bright and shining star; her daughter Layla.


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