Jessica Shepherd M.D. is a board-certified OB/GYN and after spending many years working in traditional hospitals – including a teaching hospital in Chicago – she has moved on to women’s holistic health with the opening of Sanctum Med & Wellness – a premier wellness practice that incorporates the services of concierge medicine, wellness programs including yoga, a pelvic physical therapist, acupuncture, nutritional services, meditation and also life coaching. She is also the first Chief Medical Officer of Verywell Health, an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the topics that matter most to you.
Antonio Dickey is a photojournalist based in Chicago who has forever immortalized some of history’s most memorable events. Campaign photographer of Harold Washington notwithstanding, Dickey has a permanent exhibit in both the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Harold W
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Montague is a, cartoonist, writer, and illustrator whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. Liz is the creator of the popular Liz at Large cartoon series, which previously ran in Washington City Paper, and is passionate about documen
Azhelle Wade is a toymaker. Yep, you read that correctly. She gets to play with toys for work, and honestly, she’s living a life that I would have loved to know existed back in my heyday. You can find her on her podcast Making It In The Toy Industry and on her site The Toy Coach. Here’s what you should know about this toy trailblazer and how she’s walking Black History.
Okieriete Onaodowan is a veteran actor who many know from the hit musical Hamilton or the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, Station 19 which he exited earlier this year, but he’s so much more than that, and we’re sharing a bit of him with you today.
Discussing family, romance, motherhood, ancestors, faith, and much more, Lewis-Giggetts’ inspirational stories will recharge and invigorate you. Rich and healing, BLACK JOY is a liberating way to restore your spirit