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Be Well, Sis

Building a wellness eco-system that empowers Black women with resources for healing mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

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Be Well, Sis is a wellness eco-system that empowers Black women with resources for healing mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Through our award-winning podcast, interactive community, and engaging event series, we're on a mission to make wellness more colorful and inclusive. 

Medical inequality is just one of many examples of racial barriers to health, wellness, and health care access. From racial disparities in health outcomes to a booming wellness industry that caters almost exclusively to white, wealthy people, wellness should be accessible to everyone but too often isn’t.
Credit: The CUT and Self Magazine

Across the board, Black women suffer the worst medical outcomes and score the lowest in well-being assessments. While Western medicine has positives, modern healthcare often falls short when addressing the needs of our community.  In particular, the interconnectedness of our physical health/wellness and our mental wellbeing is often neglected or minimized. In addition, many wellness spaces cater to affluent, white women leaving out a large segment of the population who are in need of services, community, and culturally competent education.  Lastly, true health and wellness cannot exist without community. 

 

                                     WHO ARE WE?

Be Well, Sis was created out of my own need for inviting wellness spaces that spoke to my experiences as a Black woman in America.  In addition to the trauma that are a result of racism, classism, colorism, and the like, Black women also endure challenges that are part of the universal human experience , i.e. loss, disappointment, illness, and self-doubt. In my search for resources and community that addressed these needs, I was met with a shallow, commodified industry peddled by people with toxic ideals and little to no expertise. 

About Cassandre Dunbar, Founder of Be Well Sis
Photographer: Brandon Grate

 

Since its 2020 launch, Be Well, Sis has amassed an engaged, listening, and quickly growing community. We've recently hit a milestone of surpassing 200 thousand unique downloads and serve a global listenership of diverse women and femmes.

The impact of the Be Well, Sis podcast

 

Be Well, Sis exists to serve the millions of forgotten women who are actively seeking no-fuss wellness solutions for themselves and their families. 

Across the board, Black women suffer the worst medical outcomes and score the lowest in well-being assessments.

 

                       Our community deserves more. 

The Be Well, Sis Vision

                                     

 

                            TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES CAPITAL

Be Well, Sis is among many minority woman owned businesses challenged with raising capital in a less than ideal environment. 

Even though Black women are founding start-ups at a rapid clip, according to a report commissioned by American Express, they, received only 0.43% of the $166 billion in venture capital funding given out in 2020.   But access to capital is crucial to help Black female business owners.
Source: Project Diana via digital undivided
 

This is why platforms like iFundWomen and your contributions are crucial.  You support will enable us to meet the growing demands of our community and beautiful new opportunities by hiring and retaining a team, revamping our digital home, curriculum development, hosting our inaugural conference, and so much more.

I hope you will join us for the journey.

A million thanks for your generosity and support!

 

Updates

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Have a question? 

Kindly send an email to [email protected] with the subject CROWDFUNDING QUESTION and you'll receive a response within 24 business hours. 

 

 

Bathakaly Jean-Charles
07/26/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Rahrah129
06/24/2022
Monetary Contribution
$150
Mahalia L. Ceus
06/23/2022
'Me Time' Curated Self-Care Set
$150
We Love You Cassandre
06/23/2022
The Inner Circle Founding Member
$300
Alina Pittman
06/19/2022
Affirmational Playlist
$25
Alishia McCullough
06/16/2022
'Me Time' Curated Self-Care Set
$150
Alyson Brown
06/15/2022
Affirmational Playlist
$25
Rebecca V.
06/15/2022
Affirmational Playlist
$40
T B
06/10/2022
Monetary Contribution
$70
Olga
06/09/2022
Affirmational Playlist
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you for believing in the mission of Be Well, Sis. Your contribution will help create safe and nurturing spaces that advance the holistic health and wellness of Black women.

12 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Affirmational Playlist

Words are powerful. And so is music. This playlist has been curated to inspire you and remind you of your greatness. Featuring over an hour-long worth of songs that span several different genres, this is the perfect playlist to lift your spirits, give you a boost of confidence, and reignite the magic within. Available on Spotify.

9 Supporters
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150.00 USD
'Me Time' Curated Self-Care Set

Sometimes we need a little pampering and this box is designed to give you the tools to do just that. A blend of some of my favorite wellness products to help you take some time out of your day to focus on yourself. This self-care box is filled with products that are made with high-quality ingredients to help you relax, destress and recharge.

This is perfect for a night in or even as a thoughtful gift for someone else (or both!). It includes:

  • 9 oz Island Vibes Soy candle by Natural Annie Essentials- Island Vibes brings luscious notes of citrus fruits paired with the sweetness of coconut for a soy candle experience that will bring you a beach vacation level Zen.
  • A bottle of small-batch vegan and cruelty-free nail polish by Taupe Coat
  • A handcrafted Oatmeal and Honey soap by Nyah Beauty
  • Botanical Hemp Infusion Tincture by Momotaro Apotheca-  Made with ingredients known for their calming effects on the nervous system like Full-Flower Hemp, Rooibos, and Chamomile, this plant-based elixir is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that promote muscle relaxation, decrease inflammation, and increase blood flow to help soothe stress in the body and mind.
  • Lemon Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea Blend by Mothering Tea- With notes of citrus and honey, this lemon verbena and hibiscus blend is sure to bring a calm and renewed inner joy. It is perfect for mid-day brews, cold brews, and fruit infusions.
  • A Glow Kit by Bolden- This kit  combines the hydrating benefit of the GLOW mask with the brightening power of Vitamin C in our SPF Moisturizer for that ultimate glow. 
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300.00 USD
The Inner Circle Founding Member

As a founding member, you’ll receive a special discounted membership to the Be Well, Sis digital platform for one (1) year that launches in Fall 2022. As a member, you’ll have access to:

  • intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • and so much more. 

 

1 Supporter
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350.00 USD
The Inner Circle Founding Member PLUS+

As a founding member, you’ll receive a special discounted membership to the Be Well, Sis digital platform for one (1) year that launches in Fall 2022. As a member, you’ll have access to:

  • intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • and so much more. 

In addition to the above, you'll also receive a limited edition self-care box. 

Sometimes we need a little pampering and this box is designed to give you the tools to do just that. A blend of some of my favorite wellness products to help you take some time out of your day to focus on yourself. This self-care box is filled with products that are made with high-quality ingredients to help you relax, destress and recharge.

This is perfect for a night in or even as a thoughtful gift for someone else (or both!). It includes:

  • 9 oz Island Vibes Soy candle by Natural Annie Essentials- Island Vibes brings luscious notes of citrus fruits paired with the sweetness of coconut for a soy candle experience that will bring you a beach vacation level Zen.
  • A bottle of small-batch vegan and cruelty-free nail polish by Taupe Coat
  • A handcrafted Oatmeal and Honey soap by Nyah Beauty
  • Botanical Hemp Infusion Tincture by Momotaro Apotheca-  Made with ingredients known for their calming effects on the nervous system like Full-Flower Hemp, Rooibos, and Chamomile, this plant-based elixir is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that promote muscle relaxation, decrease inflammation, and increase blood flow to help soothe stress in the body and mind.
  • Lemon Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea Blend by Mothering Tea- With notes of citrus and honey, this lemon verbena and hibiscus blend is sure to bring a calm and renewed inner joy. It is perfect for mid-day brews, cold brews, and fruit infusions. 

 

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400.00 USD
The Inner Circle Ally (Scholarship)

To be an ally is to unite oneself with another to promote a common interest. People who are allies are not only helpers but also have a common interest with those they desire to help. Your contribution will provide a one (1) year scholarship to the Be Well, Sis digital platform. Through your contribution, the recipient will receive: 

  • access to intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • an intimate community of growth-minded women,
  • and so much more. 

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
1:1 Podcast Mentoring Session

Are you thinking of launching your own podcast? Then let's get together for an hour-long virtual mentoring session. In this session, you'll be able to outline your strategy on how to make it a successful endeavor.

Or, do you already have a podcast but aren't sure how to increase your engagement? Let's take the time to create a custom strategy where I'll share with you my tips and learnings for growing your listenership, targeting your ideal listener, and leveraging your expertise through your podcast.

Our one-on-one session may include:

  • the ins and outs of podcasting,
  • strategies to grow your listenership,
  • how to write podcast guest pitches that stand out,
  • building an engaging community via podcasting and/or,
  • how to enhance your brand by harnessing the power of podcasting.

 

All sessions will be virtual meetings and will be booked for the months of July and August.

 

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3,500.00 USD
Corporate Ally

We are a thriving community of Black millennial women helping one another navigate life through insightful interviews, discussions, and workshops. We have an authentic audience of over 15,000 monthly engaged listeners who love to support new ideas, new businesses, and great products.

We believe in creating long-term relationships with companies and brands who believe in what we do and want to be represented by us. Have an amazing product that could benefit our audience? We’d love to partner with you!

This includes:

  • A 45-60 second ad spot on the Be Well, Sis podcast for 4 episodes
  • A mention and product placement on Social media channels
  • Placement in all show notes as a Be Well, Sis partner (with direct links to your site) for 8 episodes 
  • Placement on the BWS newsletter as a sponsor (for 4 issues)
  • Featured blog post (with backlinks to your site)

Note: You will receive email correspondence the week of July 18, 2022 with details to customize your ad campaign with Be Well, Sis. 

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

Thank you for believing in the mission of Be Well, Sis. Your contribution will help create safe and nurturing spaces that advance the holistic health and wellness of Black women.

12 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Affirmational Playlist

Words are powerful. And so is music. This playlist has been curated to inspire you and remind you of your greatness. Featuring over an hour-long worth of songs that span several different genres, this is the perfect playlist to lift your spirits, give you a boost of confidence, and reignite the magic within. Available on Spotify.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
'Me Time' Curated Self-Care Set

Sometimes we need a little pampering and this box is designed to give you the tools to do just that. A blend of some of my favorite wellness products to help you take some time out of your day to focus on yourself. This self-care box is filled with products that are made with high-quality ingredients to help you relax, destress and recharge.

This is perfect for a night in or even as a thoughtful gift for someone else (or both!). It includes:

  • 9 oz Island Vibes Soy candle by Natural Annie Essentials- Island Vibes brings luscious notes of citrus fruits paired with the sweetness of coconut for a soy candle experience that will bring you a beach vacation level Zen.
  • A bottle of small-batch vegan and cruelty-free nail polish by Taupe Coat
  • A handcrafted Oatmeal and Honey soap by Nyah Beauty
  • Botanical Hemp Infusion Tincture by Momotaro Apotheca-  Made with ingredients known for their calming effects on the nervous system like Full-Flower Hemp, Rooibos, and Chamomile, this plant-based elixir is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that promote muscle relaxation, decrease inflammation, and increase blood flow to help soothe stress in the body and mind.
  • Lemon Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea Blend by Mothering Tea- With notes of citrus and honey, this lemon verbena and hibiscus blend is sure to bring a calm and renewed inner joy. It is perfect for mid-day brews, cold brews, and fruit infusions.
  • A Glow Kit by Bolden- This kit  combines the hydrating benefit of the GLOW mask with the brightening power of Vitamin C in our SPF Moisturizer for that ultimate glow. 
17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The Inner Circle Founding Member

As a founding member, you’ll receive a special discounted membership to the Be Well, Sis digital platform for one (1) year that launches in Fall 2022. As a member, you’ll have access to:

  • intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • and so much more. 

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
350.00 USD
The Inner Circle Founding Member PLUS+

As a founding member, you’ll receive a special discounted membership to the Be Well, Sis digital platform for one (1) year that launches in Fall 2022. As a member, you’ll have access to:

  • intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • and so much more. 

In addition to the above, you'll also receive a limited edition self-care box. 

Sometimes we need a little pampering and this box is designed to give you the tools to do just that. A blend of some of my favorite wellness products to help you take some time out of your day to focus on yourself. This self-care box is filled with products that are made with high-quality ingredients to help you relax, destress and recharge.

This is perfect for a night in or even as a thoughtful gift for someone else (or both!). It includes:

  • 9 oz Island Vibes Soy candle by Natural Annie Essentials- Island Vibes brings luscious notes of citrus fruits paired with the sweetness of coconut for a soy candle experience that will bring you a beach vacation level Zen.
  • A bottle of small-batch vegan and cruelty-free nail polish by Taupe Coat
  • A handcrafted Oatmeal and Honey soap by Nyah Beauty
  • Botanical Hemp Infusion Tincture by Momotaro Apotheca-  Made with ingredients known for their calming effects on the nervous system like Full-Flower Hemp, Rooibos, and Chamomile, this plant-based elixir is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients that promote muscle relaxation, decrease inflammation, and increase blood flow to help soothe stress in the body and mind.
  • Lemon Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea Blend by Mothering Tea- With notes of citrus and honey, this lemon verbena and hibiscus blend is sure to bring a calm and renewed inner joy. It is perfect for mid-day brews, cold brews, and fruit infusions. 

 

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
The Inner Circle Ally (Scholarship)

To be an ally is to unite oneself with another to promote a common interest. People who are allies are not only helpers but also have a common interest with those they desire to help. Your contribution will provide a one (1) year scholarship to the Be Well, Sis digital platform. Through your contribution, the recipient will receive: 

  • access to intimate member-only workshops,
  • monthly offerings,
  • on-demand learning tools,
  • first access to live events,
  • discounted merchandise,
  • an intimate community of growth-minded women,
  • and so much more. 

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
1:1 Podcast Mentoring Session

Are you thinking of launching your own podcast? Then let's get together for an hour-long virtual mentoring session. In this session, you'll be able to outline your strategy on how to make it a successful endeavor.

Or, do you already have a podcast but aren't sure how to increase your engagement? Let's take the time to create a custom strategy where I'll share with you my tips and learnings for growing your listenership, targeting your ideal listener, and leveraging your expertise through your podcast.

Our one-on-one session may include:

  • the ins and outs of podcasting,
  • strategies to grow your listenership,
  • how to write podcast guest pitches that stand out,
  • building an engaging community via podcasting and/or,
  • how to enhance your brand by harnessing the power of podcasting.

 

All sessions will be virtual meetings and will be booked for the months of July and August.

 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,500.00 USD
Corporate Ally

We are a thriving community of Black millennial women helping one another navigate life through insightful interviews, discussions, and workshops. We have an authentic audience of over 15,000 monthly engaged listeners who love to support new ideas, new businesses, and great products.

We believe in creating long-term relationships with companies and brands who believe in what we do and want to be represented by us. Have an amazing product that could benefit our audience? We’d love to partner with you!

This includes:

  • A 45-60 second ad spot on the Be Well, Sis podcast for 4 episodes
  • A mention and product placement on Social media channels
  • Placement in all show notes as a Be Well, Sis partner (with direct links to your site) for 8 episodes 
  • Placement on the BWS newsletter as a sponsor (for 4 issues)
  • Featured blog post (with backlinks to your site)

Note: You will receive email correspondence the week of July 18, 2022 with details to customize your ad campaign with Be Well, Sis. 

 

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