Kafi Drexel


Articles by Kafi Drexel

Why Women Should Lift Weights — Like Right Now

Need help with the heavy lifting? Then check out the Instagram feeds of these top fitness experts and watch them dispell myths as they help you get fit and curvalicious through strength training.

One of the biggest myths when it comes to women and exercise is that strength training will make you big or bigger. Now social media is helping top fitness experts finally crush that rumor. If you are looking to develop a healthy aesthetic, get stronger, and yes, even lose a few pounds, weight training is the […]

Life Is a Journey: Alberta, Canada Is Fuel For Your Senses

Travel isn’t only about the destination. It’s about absorbing experiences. The Canadian Rockies in Alberta will make you feel downright cellulosic. (In other words, you’ll become the ultimate adventure travel sponge.)

When I travel, I aim for the unordinary—an absolute removal from my everyday routine. I also seek locations that compete with the outermost reaches of my imagination. It is vital to see, touch, taste, hear, and inhale never encountered moments. New experiences enhance your perspective and shape humanity. Exploring the epic beauty of Alberta, Canada […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Dr. Michelle Henry

We’re going more than skin-deep with this New York-based dermatologic surgeon.

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to diverse communities and people of color. Dr. Michelle Henry is a Harvard and Mount Sinai-trained dermatologic surgeon at […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Rachel Nicks

So what happens when one of New York’s top trainers, who just so happens to be a doula, has her first kid? (Hint: A whole bunch of knowledge drops for the rest of us.)

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to diverse communities and people of color. You might think Rachel Nicks’ focus on women’s health, and maternal health, […]

2018 Superfood Trends to Watch

…and just what is a “superfood” anyway?

Superfood. The term has become a regular part of our health dialogue without really having to overthink it much. Why? Because it sounds like what it means —food that is REALLY good for you. It seems like the term first hit the mainstream in 1990 with the introduction of SuperFoods: Nutrient-Dense Foods to Help Protect […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Jenné Claiborne

Vegan chef and blogger Jenné Claiborne shows us plant-based foods are rooted in, stem from, and happen to be blooming with soul.

During Black History Month (and beyond) we’re celebrating today’s black American female wellness influencers. These women are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible for diverse communities and people of color. Jenné Claiborne’s newly released Sweet Potato Soul cookbook is vegan soul food […]

Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga Should Be Required Reading For All Of Us

The self-taught, internationally known yoga teacher and Instagram star has serious wisdom for first-timers on the mat — and some vital reminders for even the most experienced yogis.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

The Wellness Race

During Black History Month we’re putting the spotlight on black Americans leading today’s wellness movement — especially women, here’s why.

The health and wellness industry appears to be disproportionately, and overwhelming white, with people of color all-too-often, left out of the mix. Disparities in health outcomes for black women are even more problematic. It shouldn’t be this way. That’s why we’re introducing a special series “Melanin Rich Wellness” to help celebrate some of the key […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Koya Webb

This world-famous holistic health expert and yoga pro wants everyone to feel the love.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

Can A Stack of Pancakes Give You A Collagen Boost?

A slew of new products on the market promise to help make your skin glow. But this time you'll find them on the shelves at the specialty food grocer — not the beauty aisle.

Whether it’s a miracle cream or trip to the dermatologist’s office, collagen-enhanced products and treatments have always promised to transform your skin from drab to fab like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, owning the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards. Their flawless complexions are pretty epic. What some smart beauty execs […]
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