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BLACK GIRLS RUN!
[ Co-Founder  & Chief Marketing Officer ]

In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks-Rocha created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. The organization is open to ALL women, no men allowed!


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KEEPING BALANCED
[ Founder ]

Created in 2016, Keeping Balanced explores the mind + body connection while helping readers find peace, harmony and balance in their busy lives.


MORE.... 

  • Registered Yoga Teacher - 200hr (in progress)
  • SXSW Health + Wellness Expo Advisory Board Member (2018)
  • USAToday Active Alliance (2017)
  • Presenter - Craft + Commerce (2017) 
  • Fitness Presenter/Coach - Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise (2017)
  • Panelist - Woman's Day & NHLBI "The Power of Community Panel and Roundtable (2017)
  • Speaker - REI Outessa (2016)
  • Speaker - American Heart Association GoRED Talk (2016)
  • Girls on the Run Atlanta Board Member (2015 - 2016)
  • Girls on the Run International, Inc. Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (2015) 
  • Keynote Speaker - Life Balance & Wellness Conference (2015)
  • Fitness Presenter/Coach - Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise (2015)
  • Zelle.com/Runners World Freelance Writer (2014 - 2015) 
  • Panelist - RunningUSA Conference (2015) 
  • Panelist - OIA Rendezvous (2015)
  • Keynote Speaker - 2nd Annual Tween Star Awards (2015)
  • Panelist - Essence Music Festival (2014)
  • Girls on the Run Atlanta Coach (2014)
  • Panelist/Presenter - SXSW "Hashtag Intervention: Why #BlackGirlsRun" (2014)
  • Panelist - Outdoor Retailer (2014) 
  • Panelist - Bronner Brother's Hair Show (2014) 
  • Panelist - Essence Music Festival (2013)