Black Unicorn Educator

Black Unicorn Educator MS, CLE, CBS, CBE, CFSD, CMCHCW | ✊🏽Black 🏳️‍🌈LGBTQIA+🏳️‍⚧️ | Caribbean-Indigenous Perinatal Educator
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MS, CLE, CBS, CBE, CFSD, CMCHCW
“Spicy 🌈Rainbow”🌻Caribbean-Indigenous, Holistic Full Spectrum Pro 🦄
✊🏽Black 🏳️‍🌈LGBTQIA+🏳️‍⚧️
📍FL + Virtual

The "I don't speak up/say anything about what's happening with Palestine, Sudan, Congo, and other marginalized communiti...
03/23/2024

The "I don't speak up/say anything about what's happening with Palestine, Sudan, Congo, and other marginalized communities because I don't want to lose followers/upset my friends/ruffle feathers in birth work" type of people are the ones I do not eff with and don't want to work/associate with at all.

A lot of y'all are too deep about how you may look to those who are for oppression, and it's wild.

But will twist your mouths about community or human rights and not let it click that all this ish is connected (i.e., cop cities, anti-ab0rtion bills, doula bills, etc).

Make it make sense.

(Note: If you don't know where to start educating yourself, click the links in my bio + do your research, but don't make excuses about you don't know where to go when a lot of y'all claim to be/brag about being researchers, experts, or educators so bad.)

This will ruffle a lot of y'alls feathers and shake some tables but....The fact that the speech translation of Sojourner...
03/18/2024

This will ruffle a lot of y'alls feathers and shake some tables but....

The fact that the speech translation of Sojourner Truth was incorrectly translated by a yt woman (Frances Gage) who felt her "feminist due diligence" to transcribe it to what she felt was the stereotypical version of what Black women sound like....

Further shows how harmful yt led feminism is and how a lot of y'all continue to be led by it to this day.

And miss me with using Alice Walker's "womanist"...because she too fell into the trap of yt (TERF) feminism by supporting and advocating for J.K. Rowling (a yt woman who is transphobic).

Understand where and how the feminist movement started + who been on the front lines trying to save communities and bringing y'all human rights...clutch yo pearls for this (sarcasm because y'all want to erase this particular community so bad) but...it's Black q***r women and femmes + Black trans folks who been about this life...y'all still won't listen to us or invite us in spaces to help y'all know better and do better...(we just went ahead and created our own led spaces instead).

Instead, you turn into Black token TERFs yourselves and exclude us from the education, the conferences, the community spaces, the work period....always. Reflect on where you learn that harmful behavior from🙃🫠.

I'm super excited about this! 😊We're having our very first in person event this ☀️ summer! Being not only a alum + now B...
03/15/2024

I'm super excited about this!

😊We're having our very first in person event this ☀️ summer! Being not only a
alum + now BADTie Educator, this is about to be 🔥💅🏽.

Wanna pull up and join us?👀 Click the link in my bio for details😎!

We have got to do better in protecting ALL of our children, especially q***r and trans children. This is super tragic th...
02/22/2024

We have got to do better in protecting ALL of our children, especially q***r and trans children.

This is super tragic that breaks my heart but enrages my spirit.

All the iwa pele in me is keeping me together so I won't flip too many tables that they start flying...but times like this, it's understandable to have a human experience of rage when it comes to the lives of innocent children.

Please understand if you disagree, then this ain't the space for you because I don't do hate over here.

Move around and go somewhere else to be ignorant.

Protect 🌈 q***r 🏳️‍🌈 and trans 🏳️‍⚧️ kids!✊🏼🗣

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Nex Benedict, 16-year-old nonbinary high school student at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma, loved nature and their cat Zeus. They loved drawing, reading, The Walking Dead, and playing Ark and Minecraft. ⁠

Nex and their family were part of the Choctaw Nation and were on the path to understanding more about Nex's identity. That journey was cut short on February 7th, 2024 when Nex was brutally beaten inside a bathroom at Owasso High School, and later died on February 8, 2024. ⁠

Trans kids deserve joy. Trans kids deserve safety. Trans kids deserve to live. ⁠

You can take action with me in a few different ways:⁠

🏳️‍⚧️ Go to .specialist post regarding five allyship actions you can take in honor of Nex ⁠

🏳️‍⚧️ Write to your representatives and implore them to RISE UP for LGBTQIA+ Youth - link in bio⁠

🏳️‍⚧️ Head to the link in my bio and learn more about Oklahoma organizations in support of LGBTQIA+ people including ruraloklahomapride ⁠

🏳️‍⚧️ Donate to organizations working to defend and create equity for LGBTQIA+ people. ⁠

🏳️‍⚧️ Contact Owasso Public Schools at (918) 272-5367 and urge them to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation in this incident.⁠

If you are feeling unsafe, please reach out to , , or ⁠

02/22/2024

Lactivents is thrilled to introduce the speakers for our inaugural conference, Holistic Care for the Lactation Professional!

• Jabina Coleman, LCSW, MSW, IBCLC
• Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC
• Rebecca Feldman, CNM, PMHNP-BC
• Stacy Greene, RD, IBCLC
• Iya Mystique Hargrove, MS, CFSD, CBE, CLE, CBS, CMCHCW
• Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT
• Metztli Lopez Torres, CD, CLE, MA
• Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, MA, IBCLC, PMH-C, CD/CDT(BAI), E-RYT 500, YACEP

Join us November 5-7, 2024 in Cancun, Mexico for a program that focuses on holistic care strategies for YOU, the lactation professional, as well as techniques to implement and share with the families you support. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, connect, and recharge your batteries!



Your favorite Black unicorn educator will be pulling up in Mexico to heal and empower!✊🏼🌻Details below!Repost via :Lacti...
02/20/2024

Your favorite Black unicorn educator will be pulling up in Mexico to heal and empower!✊🏼🌻Details below!

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Lactivents is thrilled to introduce the speakers for our inaugural conference, Holistic Care for the Lactation Professional!

• Jabina Coleman, LCSW, MSW, IBCLC
• Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC
• Rebecca Feldman, CNM, PMHNP-BC
• Stacy Greene, RD, IBCLC
• Iya Mystique Hargrove, MS, CFSD, CBE, CLE, CBS, CMCHCW
• Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT
• Metztli Lopez Torres, CD, CLE, MA
• Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, MA, IBCLC, PMH-C, CD/CDT(BAI), E-RYT 500, YACEP

Join us November 5-7, 2024 in Cancun, Mexico for a program that focuses on holistic care strategies for YOU, the lactation professional, as well as techniques to implement and share with the families you support. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, connect, and recharge your batteries!



02/14/2024

📣 Enrollment is now OPEN for our Spring 2024 Full-Spectrum Doula Training! (Early Bird details below…)

Led by core teachers: and

Featuring masterclass teachers: , , , ,

This live 12-week online program will include a mixture of live and prerecorded content.

Get 10% off right now with the code “earlyspring24” (Offer ends Friday, February 16, 2024 at 8pm EST.)

Please visit birthingadvocacy.org/full-spectrum-doula-training for more details! Or find the link in our bio.

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Major Birthday Announcement!I'm officially a future Black femme in Tech!(Additional) New Focus: UX/UI Design Student As ...
02/14/2024

Major Birthday Announcement!

I'm officially a future Black femme in Tech!

(Additional) New Focus: UX/UI Design Student

As I transition into a new year and a new form of myself, I also want to celebrate a long-awaited journey that I'm finally able to dive into:👩🏽‍💻🖥 tech life.

No, I'm not giving up on birth work because this will be an addition to my path to continue to shake and flip tables when it comes to RJ work and perinatal + wellness needs for my community.

The vision I have to revolutionize and transform this work even further is greater than myself, and it's time...so thankful to align myself to become a future tech pro for these RJ and perinatal streets!

Please help me celebrate my birthday and my exciting news by sharing this post, donating via CashApp: $BlackBirthHealer, and/or gifting me one (or a few if you got it like that☺️😉) of my wishlist goodies (link here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3D5OT95YW48YX?ref_=wl_share).

Thank you for celebrating me, my life, and my future as a bad a** Black femme in tech. Love yall to the 🌙moon and back!💜😊🌻

Major Birthday Announcement!I'm officially a future Black femme in Tech!(Additional) New Focus: UX/UI Design + CodingAs ...
02/14/2024

Major Birthday Announcement!

I'm officially a future Black femme in Tech!

(Additional) New Focus: UX/UI Design + Coding

As I transition into a new year and a new form of myself, I also want to celebrate a long-awaited journey that I'm finally able to dive into:👩🏽‍💻🖥 tech life.

No, I'm not giving up on birth work because this will be an addition to my path to continue to shake and flip tables when it comes to RJ work and perinatal + wellness needs for my community.

The vision I have to revolutionize and transform this work even further is greater than myself, and it's time...so thankful to align myself to become a future tech pro for these RJ and perinatal streets!

Please help me celebrate my birthday and my exciting news by sharing this post, donating, and/or gifting me one (or a few if you got it like that☺️😉) of my wishlist goodies (Link in the bio).

Thank you for celebrating me, my life, and my future as a bad a** Black femme in tech. Love yall to the 🌙moon and back!💜😊🌻

I'm not new to this, I'm true to this.Giving thanks for  +   for inviting  to pull up and train on LGBTQ+ Reproductive J...
02/08/2024

I'm not new to this, I'm true to this.

Giving thanks for + for inviting to pull up and train on LGBTQ+ Reproductive Justice & Birth Work.

We had a time! ☺️💜✊🏼

Your reminder + call-out:It is too many Black q***r & trans folks in birth work for a lot of y'all to "forget" to acknow...
02/07/2024

Your reminder + call-out:

It is too many Black q***r & trans folks in birth work for a lot of y'all to "forget" to acknowledge during Black History & Future Month.

Seeing A LOT of you popular/well known organizations, practices, and professionals posting about Black History & Future Month....

But the posts are all the same: highlighting those who are cis-hetero Black people.

Y'all do know that this movement was INFLUENCED and created mostly by Black LGBTQ+ people, right? Y'all do know the majority of us are in this work on the front lines organizing, protesting, protecting, educating, and healing the community, right?

If you didn't, then Beloved, you're not deep in this work as you thought you were.

When you speak of Black History and Future, make sure you say it with your chest that we also exist and make ish pop to get to where we're headed.

There is NO Black History & Future without Black q***r & trans folks calling out and doing the work that's "too much" for you to handle. Remember that.

Now, let's do better because you cannot erase our existence and hard work in this fight either.🙃

# ***r

I’ll be that full spectrum educator and say it (since folks are trying to speak unsolicited pregnancies🙄over people just...
02/03/2024

I’ll be that full spectrum educator and say it (since folks are trying to speak unsolicited pregnancies🙄over people just because Valentine's Day is approaching like we’re not in a whole reproductive & financial crisis🤦🏽‍♀️):

If you partake in “the peen”: Get them Plan Bs or “that other pill” NEOW if you ain’t trying to have one or have another.

Also, use condoms, take PrEP + other precautions.

It’s your choice….your body. PERIODT.

Don't allow others try to shame you for looking out for YOU.

That’s is all.

Quit expecting Black people to make "Black History & Black Future Month" content...bih, we Black. We ARE the history, th...
02/03/2024

Quit expecting Black people to make "Black History & Black Future Month" content...bih, we Black.

We ARE the history, the present, and the future of the world. We don't owe you anything.

We are the trendsetters and the blueprints to A LOT of what has been colonized and capitalized to this day. (That a lot of y'all don't give credit for or hold yourselves accountable for taking our ish.)

So miss me with being disappointed that many of us are not "educating" you when it is YOUR job to educate yourself.

Don't expect us to tell you everything or what to read because we do this DAILY, and yall still don't listen or apply to practice to do better and be better.

So no, I won't "teach" you about Black history because I remind you every day of it from just existing.

Good day.

(Post inspired by my kindred. SonShine & Rainbows Lactation Services 💅🏽💜✊🏼)

During Black History Month...Beginning February 1st...I’m continuing to practice for the entire month of February:• Rest...
02/01/2024

During Black History Month...

Beginning February 1st...

I’m continuing to practice for the entire month of February:
• Rest
• Joy
• Healing
• Taking up space

So, what does that look like?

• Not feeling forced/pressured to create or be on social media
• Not educating (providing labor) about Black History (especially around birth work) or entertaining ignorance, hate, and all energies that are draining
• Not negotiating or lowering my worth
• Protecting my space, time, energy, & value

Rest is the theme for the ENTIRE month of February.

Non-Black Accomplice Community:

To support and contribute, take time to educate yourself by LISTENING to Black people. Not gaslighting or playing the “oppression olympics” to say how your experiences are the same as ours (of all intersections).

Spoiler alert: We are NOT the same and do NOT share the same lived experiences. Race/the color of our skin has EVERYTHING to do with what WE go through and have gone through for generations.

To contribute and support my journey and my month of rest as my community, please share and donate via CashApp ($BlackBirthHealer) or Venmo ().

Giving thanks for the gift of restoration. Asè.

***r

When you speak of Black history, make sure you're uplifting: ● Black q***r and trans communities● Black disabled folks● ...
02/01/2024

When you speak of Black history, make sure you're uplifting:

● Black q***r and trans communities

● Black disabled folks

● Black non-traditional family dynamics

● Black polyam/ethical non-monogamous folks

● Black s*x workers

● other Black marginalized communities

Because A LOT of yall don't, and it's giving anti-Black.

Fix that because we're not monoliths.

Happy Black History Month, where it’s Blackity Black this way 24/7, no filter and no fluff to coddle privilege feelings.✊🏼😎

"Activism shouldn't be individuaized, it's a collaborative effort from all communities. You have to keep educating yours...
01/25/2024

"Activism shouldn't be individuaized, it's a collaborative effort from all communities. You have to keep educating yourself and learning from those who are the most affected."

- My Black A** Mama
A Retired Activist and Organizer

The way I continue to learn from her allows me to shift the way I do this work and educate (myself and others).

I continue to center the most oppressed and check the privilege who try to guilt me for putting them in the back.

We ALL play a part and need to come together as a community to listen to those who are the most affected instead of trying to play these "oppression Olympics."

Ready to pull up and learn with me and  + our amazing masterclass teachers?Check out the details below.Repost via :Time ...
01/18/2024

Ready to pull up and learn with me and + our amazing masterclass teachers?

Check out the details below.

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Time flies! We're already gearing up for our next Full-Spectrum Doula (FSD) Training. (Our first class begins in March!)⁠

We'll be announcing more details about the course as well as information about discount and scholarship opportunities in the coming weeks.⁠

Sign up to our FSD waitlist to hear it all first!⁠

>>> https://www.badoulatrainings.org/full-spectrum-doula-training⁠



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Quit using the words of famous Black folks to make yourself look good, when your agenda has never been to help us, save ...
01/15/2024

Quit using the words of famous Black folks to make yourself look good, when your agenda has never been to help us, save us, protect us, and stand on a hill for us.

Using Black people's words to push anti-Black agendas is wild. But continue to be a basic ally instead of working on being a dope a** accomplice and community companion.🙃

I said what I said. Be blessed, Beloved.

This ✨️blessed word🙌🏽 of 🌻sweetness via
01/15/2024

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Thank you  for this reminder and message.This is why I tell yall to not be so pressed with sharing every detail of your ...
01/07/2024

Thank you for this reminder and message.

This is why I tell yall to not be so pressed with sharing every detail of your life, including family planning.

Your life deserves privacy without explanation. You don't owe anyone ANYTHING regarding what's happening. Ion care who it is (yes, even yo gossiping mama/sister/bestie/etc).

And make sure those who know respect your privacy or just don't tell them at all if they can't hold water and be ready to share when YOU feel ready.

If you want to share, that's on you. But the obsession a lot of people have over the lives of celebs or even people in general is wild.

Privacy is sacred...life is sacred and at times people feel so much pressure to share it all due to trends, popularity, etc. Quit doing that to yourself.

Mind yo business. Mind yo womb. Work on YOUR grass being healthier/greener and keep it moving.

Yall be wanting me to "@" problematic birth working folks and expose them like Katt did all them celebs...But forget how...
01/06/2024

Yall be wanting me to "@" problematic birth working folks and expose them like Katt did all them celebs...

But forget how people were threatening my life and my family back in 2020 when I was, and nobody had my back to protect me...

So I went off grid, quit this work, and spiraled into a deep dark depression that lead me to the spiritual enlightenment I needed, to then learn how to mind my business and do the work I'm suppose to do.

So no, I will not tag or drop names of the problematic folks in birth work because a lot of yall shown me how Black q***r femmes ain't protected or valued enough to protect.

A lot of yall want to be entertained, not informed.

I'm good, Beloved. Carry on.🙃

In other words, the answer is "NO" towards ANY and ALL volunteer/non-paid opportunities y'all send my way or ask of me.I...
01/05/2024

In other words, the answer is "NO" towards ANY and ALL volunteer/non-paid opportunities y'all send my way or ask of me.

If a check ain't getting cut, you won't see me.

Quit trying "put people on" when they're not going to get paid but it's more beneficial for you.

Oh yea, the price is the price and is NOT the same as 2023. It went up for 2024 again. 😎 *New Year, New Prices*

#2024

To uplift the awareness of International Day to End Violence Against S*x Workers, I want to remind y’all or let y’all kn...
12/17/2023

To uplift the awareness of International Day to End Violence Against S*x Workers, I want to remind y’all or let y’all know (for those who weren’t aware) that my work of healing and my business began with serving healing therapies to s*x workers in Atlanta then out of state.

And it STILL does.

So when I pop tf off regarding advocating for their rights and protection....THAT’S where it’s coming from.

Let's all be mindful that community work does not mean excluding the most oppressed and marginalized.

My work space has been reminding me how to be more mindful of taking care of myself and taking time to pause whenever I ...
12/12/2023

My work space has been reminding me how to be more mindful of taking care of myself and taking time to pause whenever I need to in this work.

It's been reminding me not to feel guilty to rest, knowing I've been doing the best I can as long as I have in this work.

It's been reminding me to kick my anxiety a** and check it whenever I feel like I'm "not doing enough" and how I "should be doing more".

But more importantly, it's been reminding me that I'm not alone in this work. That how I've been feeling and how healing warriors like myself shouldn't allow those who try to make me feel guilty by their raggedy measure of my worth and labor...win.

Winter is my hibernation time to reflect, heal, set even better boundaries, and be the bad a** I am, due to being reminded about the bloodline I come from.✊🏼

12/08/2023

Use code "BLACKHOLIDAY50" to get 50% off any order!

✨️Sale ends Friday, December 15th.✨️

✨️Just FYI✨️

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Performative activism: the new wave of forced expectations of Black people (by yt people) who have been doing this work ...
12/08/2023

Performative activism: the new wave of forced expectations of Black people (by yt people) who have been doing this work and continues to so, from people who need us to "show proof" to them as if they evaluate our labor.

It's really cringy and problematic to "bully" your way in asking us to show up when we have been showing up, organizing, and sacrificing in the community for DECADES.

We're not new to this work. We're true to this work because this work is what we live and breathe just by existing. We don't have the privilege to pick and choose a cause because our history, our lives, and our experiences are the causes.

We've been doing this work before October. Yet, here are a lot of you "shaming" us for not showing you proof that we've been working and assisting in the protection + healing of communities outside of our own. (Hmmm, I wonder where that's rooted in.)

Use that same energy to reflect about why you feel your yt guilt needs to be forcefully applied as pressure on us. Then try again to do better.

Yes, this all connects, but we've been told y'all this, and y'all never listened. Y'all called us "aggressive", "too woke", "animals", "savages"...shall I go on?

We are STILL not seen as human...but you're upset because we're not trying to get a "gold star" or "brownie points" aka acceptance of "doing a good job" just to please you.

What happened to all that anti-Black + anti-racism training y'all were "showcasing" and bragging about?

11/30/2023

Use code "MYFIRSTTIME30" to get 30% off any order!

✨️Sale ends Friday, December, 9th.✨️

✨️Just FYI✨️

My body oil bundles and beard oils are almost sold out😎😊😁.

So if you're trying to get ate up and tossed around, I suggest y'all head over to get your wellness goodies before they're gone.👀

🌻Pass on the word: If you refer someone to me and they make a purchase, I'll give you a special surprise treat with your order PLUS a "kindred support" discount code. 😉

💜Link below to grab your goodies today!

https://www.iyamystique.com/wellness-products

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