In light of International Women’s Day, we thought it only seemed fitting to feature a few of the many women dedicating their lives to changing the health and wellness industry for the better.
So without further ado, here they are!
Danae Mercer: Journalist and Self-love Activist
Having worked in the media industry for over 10 years, been a former editor in chief for Women’s Health Middle East, and also having recovered from anorexia, Danae is no stranger to understanding the impact the media has on society and in particular, women. That’s why today she actively shares what she has learned throughout her career and offers a comforting Instagram account (boasting 2.4 million followers might we add!) that radiates self-love and body confidence. Her content often shows posed versus relaxed images to depict how deceiving media and social media can be.
Danae Mercer shares that her passion is to help women feel better about themselves by pulling back the curtain on social media tricks, showing how posing works and discussing mental health as often as she can.
Whether it’s on her podcast, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube, you’ll find Danae encouraging us all to embrace our beautiful bodies and never compare ourselves to those we see in the media or online.
Stephanie Williams: Vegan Influencer and Actress
Meet the Californian vegan and actress that’s inspiring us all to live a longer, healthier life through her popular blog, YouTube and humorous, yet educating Instagram account, Vegan, What?
Stephanie’s mission is to simplify veganism for the “everyday person” so that they can live healthier lives. After a few of her family members passed away from preventable diseases related to food, Stephanie reassessed the choices in her own life and made the switch to a vegan diet.
Now, having been vegan for over 10 years, she encourages others to cook and enjoy vegan meals with easy, healthy recipes through her social media channels, ebooks, clothing and convenient meal planning services. Williams plans to “actively pursue this mission of spreading advocacy for healthy plant-based eating” with the many resources she provides.
Melissa Ambrosini: Bestselling Self-Help Author, Podcast Host and Speaker
In a culture that puts so much pressure on women to be perfect, Melissa is a breath of fresh air. The author of bestselling books Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide and PurposeFULL, has one simple mission: to inspire others to unlock their full potential and live the life they dream of, free of judgement and full of intent. On her Instagram account, you’ll find her doing just that – and she’ll inspire you to do it too!
Melissa’s top-rated podcast, The Melissa Ambrosini Show, interviews a host of experts in the health and wellness industry who share their opinions on topics far and wide – from nutrition and mental health to motherhood, relationships, and so much more. Whatever it is Melissa shares, whether through her books, social media or on her podcast, she aims to empower others to transform into the best version of themselves.
Aviva Romm: Doctor of Medicine, Author, Midwife and Herbalist
As the author of seven best-selling books and as a world-renowned MD, Aviva Romm is a guru of all things women’s health-related and what she brings to the table is a whole new approach to women’s health. Her mission? To show women that traditional wisdom and modern medicine can coexist.
That’s why she’s dedicated her career to helping women navigate hormonal imbalances, poor sleep, mood disorders, fatigue, and other common ailments as she believes no one should go through life feeling tired, irritable or hungry.
Her website offers a host of resources to help women rekindle their relationship with their bodies and most importantly, empower them with the knowledge they’re seeking in natural approaches – from hormones and reproductive health, cycles and so much more. Her information is rooted in tradition but backed by science to give her readers the tools they really need on their wellness journey.
Kelsey Wells: Fitness Influencer And Trainer
Most commonly known for her popular transformation photos where she shows that the number on the scale isn’t everything – Kelsey Wells is a fitness powerhouse and a motivational force to be reckoned with. Prior to becoming a fitness trainer, Kelsey was just a regular woman who didn’t really work out or lead a particularly healthy lifestyle. Today, she’s one of the most influential and motivating women in the fitness industry, with a completely active life that she shares with over 2.8 million Instagram followers.
Her mission is to empower women to feel sexy and confident in their own skin by motivating women to get stronger in the gym or at home. On the SWEAT app – now the largest digital fitness platform in the world – Kelsey has created her own 12-week PWR workout program that’s flexible enough to do on your own and in your own time. Getting stronger with weight training doesn't have to be complicated, and that’s exactly how Kelsey created it.
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