...may you never....

“….when we speak we are afraid

our words will not be heard

nor welcomed

but when we are silent

we are still afraid

So it is better to speak

remembering

we were never meant to survive.”

Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems


Hey y’all I’m Steph…creator/founder of the Black Unicorn Collective. Black Unicorn Collective was born out of my own experiences navigating health and wellness in my home base of Denver Colorado. For many Black, Indigenous and melanated people navigating through the wellness industry can create more trauma than it heals, and my personal story is no different than many others you may have heard while still being unique to me.

In the middle of my 200hr YTT I recognized so much of what I was carrying wasn’t mine…(cue Erykah Badu’s ‘Bag Lady’) and in that realization I began putting those things down that weren’t mine….the stories, the systems, the labels, the small tiny ass boxes I was trying to fit in…I started to learn how to put them down. I knew in that moment, not only was I working to heal and come back to myself, I wanted to help other people especially my Black, Indigenous and melanated people find their way back to themselves….


I’ve studied and learned from so many amazing humans and while I’m still nervous as hell to put myself out here like this (cause I’m a WHOLE introvert), I also know it is time to share all of the amazing things I have gathered, learned, practiced and embodied with those that want to learn, heal and grow. Its not just for me…its for us…the collective.


Audre Lorde wrote, “I did not recognize the shape of my own name.” I didn’t, for a long time. I have grown to see it, speak it, and am in recognition of it. I see me in all my complex, multi-faceted, messy, silly, weird introverted human-ness….and I see you in all your complex multi-faceted human-ness too.


This place (social media) will have us believing that things have to look and be a certain way, and I am deciding that may be true, but it is not the ONLY truth….so I’m gonna share my journey and offerings with y’all in a way that makes sense to me and I hope that will create space for you to share your magical journey with me. My wish/hope/dream is that you my black unicorn friends, never lose that terror that keeps you brave, may you befriend your fear, may you comfort and hold your doubts…and then…do that shit anyway!!

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