Ambassadors

GNL Ambassadors

The Art of Rituals

Abiola Abrams

Abiola Abrams founder of Mawu’s Goddess Mystery School, author of African Goddess Initiation, and creator of the African Goddess Rising Oracle Card Deck will teach you intuitive self-worth and how to find freedom from your fears as well as how to manifest your true authentic powers and purpose in life.

Abiola has been featured on such networks as The Discovery Channel, BBC, MTV, CW, and BET, as well as numerous publications ranging from Match.com to Essence Magazine.

She comes to us live from New York City, NY.

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Healing with Crystals

Ava Adames

Ava Adames is the founder of Alchemic Wellness and Violets in Bloom. Ava holds many degrees specializing in kinesiology, pilates, Usui Reiki, and Crystology. With Ava’s vast knowledge, she will guide you with her teachings to a holistic approach of soul workings, through crystal and reiki energy healing. 

She comes to us live from Elkins Park, PA.

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Intuitive Astrology

Brilla Samay

Brilla Samay is an accredited intuitive and karmic astrologist. Her exploration of astrology and metaphysical science as well as her study of medicinal herbs, crystals, and holistic living will help to teach you about spiritual enlightenment and deepen your understanding of the stars and planets and their rhythmic cycles.  

She comes to us live from Torrance, CA.

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Bake Southern Delights

Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison

Southern Girl Desserts is a southern-inspired bakery owned by Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison. Both women felt they needed to bring their southern delights and hospitality to the City of Angels. Paying homage to their family-inspired recipes and southern upbringing they recreate such classics as banana pudding, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and so much more. These Desserts Divas received national recognition when they competed on and won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. The Women have also been featured for their celebrity dessert catering on E! Network’s L.A. Sugar.

Manifesting and Tarot

Christina Manning

Christina Manning is a manifesting and intuitive Life coach. Author of Charge Your Food, Change Your Life, and stars in Extreme Sisters on the TLC Network. Christina Manning combines her years of reiki energy work,  life coaching, and her natural-born intuitive gift to help you unlock the magic within, as well as answer the big questions of life. 

She comes to us live from Tacoma, WA.

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Shop Christina’s Book

Home Baking

Diana Ayala, Dayala Treats

Diana Ayala, of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, is the founder and owner of Dayala Treats. Diana is a self-taught home baker with a love for sweets. While macarons were her first baking experience, her talents have expanded, thus leading to the creation of her own business, Dayala Treats

Visit Dayala Treats on the GNL Marketplace 

Decorate a Cake like a Pro

Emily Friend, British Girl Bakes

Emily Friend, owner of British Girl Bakes, will take “caking” and decorating to a whole new level. Emily’s goal is to inspire and empower bakers all over the world to find joy and happiness in caking! Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, she has traveled the world and followed her passion for baking. Emily will provide you with tips and tricks to make anyone look like a successful and professional baker and cake decorator. 

Emily now does her baking in Austin, TX. 

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30 Minute Meals on a Budget

Jasmine Daniels-Pugh

Chef Jaz, owner and operator of Lifestylesessions LLC, will inspire and influence you to eat healthy without breaking the bank. Chef Jaz’s recipes and budgeting tips are family-friendly, delicious, and ready in 30 minutes.

Chef Jaz comes to you live from the city of Sisterly Love, Philadelphia, PA.

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Bake Like a Pro

Kristin Hoffman, Baker Bettie

Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman is a baking educator and trained chef in Chicago, IL.  Baker Bettie​​ will teach you foundational baking techniques, approachable baking science, and classic recipes.

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Shop Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman’s Book

Live the Huevona Life

Lilo Vargas, HuevonaLife

Lilo Vargas believes we are all huevonas! With this in mind, Lilo’s Huevona Life method of cooking will teach you how to make quick and easy meals to give you more time to live your best life!

Lilo comes to you live from El Paso, TX

Visit  HuevonaLife on the GNL Marketplace

Chef and Food Blogger

Madalaine McDaniel, Lakeside Table

Madalaine McDaniel, chef, cookbook author, food blogger, and food photographer, brings many different insights of the culinary world to every workshop she teaches.  Lakeside Table’s photography was featured in Vogue Japan in January 2022 and she has been interviewed on various podcasts such as BFF with the Chef, A Deeper Life, and A Wedding Podcast

Madalaine comes to you live from Central Illinois.

Writer, Author, Editor, and Interviewer

Taiia Smart Young

Taiia Smart Young direct from Brooklyn, NY is the writer, editor, author and Director of Content for Smart Girl Media. Her prior experience was the culmination that led to this venture. Prior to starting Smart Girl Media, she was the Entertainment Director for Latina and Latina.com. Taiia has also held senior editor positions at Juicy, XXL and Essence. Her byline has also appeared in Ebony, Black Enterprise and NV magazines; and Verizon.com, MadameNoire.com, HelloBeautiful.com and Bustle.com.  As an interviewer and on-camera host, Taiia has been in conversations with top talent including Michelle Obama, Mary J. Blige, Zendaya, Fergie, Taraji P. Henson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Nas and Kelly Rowland.

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