We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauryn Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauryn, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Lo Holistics’ foundation is serving the BIPOC community in creating safe healing spaces to work through the trauma implemented in our lives by decades of racist infrastructure and the pain/anger of destroying each other. I am an activist through my work as a healer. Use my tools and resources to resist these systems put in place to control us and drain our spirits. Bridging the gap in healing generational trauma through supporting black/brown mothers bringing new life earth side, rootwork, yoga and meditative practice. These tools help us re-center and find alignment in our evolution.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a traveling holistic birth + postpartum doula based out of Washington state, born in Michigan! I am a third generation hoodoo rootworker and learned everything I know of the oral tradition from my grandmother. Being aware of the divinity I resonate with is what sets me apart and fuels my business to keep empowering the community. I got to where I am today professionally by perseverance and knowing that I want a better life for myself than what I had growing up. No, it was not easy and many days I wanted to give up and never look back, but I knew I would only be setting myself for failure if I did. I had to learn to say “no” without explanation, prioritize my rest over money and long work hours, study/improve my business and entrepreneurship, and follow my intuition. I have learned that I must always do what makes me happy even if it’s uncomfortable in the beginning and chances make champions. I want the world to know that I didn’t let my own fear, self doubt and insecurity throw me off the path of accomplishing my dreams.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am new to the state which I reside currently and have finally been able to explore some!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shoutout my mom and the ancestors because that’s what keeps me going everyday!