Soul of Travel: Women's Empowerment and Travel Podcast

Healing and Mental Wellness Through Travel with Shay Sane

May 31, 2023 Christine Winebrenner Irick, hosted by Lotus Sojourns Season 4 Episode 131
Soul of Travel: Women's Empowerment and Travel Podcast
Healing and Mental Wellness Through Travel with Shay Sane
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Show Notes

In this episode, Christine hosts a soulful conversation with Shay Sane, Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls On The Go, Inc. ®, an innovative wellness brand for ambitious, conscious, dynamic, trailblazing, Strong Black Women (SBW) to Live in Wellness, Exuberance & Happiness™. Their mission is to help women prioritize their mental health through advocacy work, conferences, facilitating seminars, delivering training and workshops, and facilitating Therapeutic Travel Experiences aka (TTraVsperiences®). After being diagnosed with high-functioning major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and epilepsy, Shay became a Mental Health Advocate. She is currently in training to become a Facilitator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is also a Brand Ambassador for Invisible Disabilities. Her work of creating an outlet for black women to heal has been featured in Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Travel Noire, Madame Noire, and Work Your Business Magazine, and she was selected to participate in Facebook’s Leadership Summit. To date, Shay has amassed a tribe of over 30,000 women who desire to heal and build sisterly bonds through travel. 

In the episode, Christine and Shay discuss:

  • How her personal journey has inspired the community and experiences she creates for black women to heal through travel
  • Therapeutic travel experiences
  • The increased need for more mental health support in recent years
  • Getting out of the box when creating your business
  • How women can create communities of support in their affinity spaces
  • Upcoming events by Black Girls On The Go, Inc. ®

Join Christine now for this soulful conversation with Shay Sane.


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Credits. Christine Winebrenner Irick (Host, creator, editor). Shay Shane (Guest). Original music by Clark Adams. Editing, production, and content writing by Carly Oduardo.

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