Hortencia “Tenci” Campbell: Black Yoga Teacher Feature.
Tenci is a holistic healer, Kemetic Yoga Teacher, performing artist, and above all, a Freedom Seeker. Tenci and her husband, Sol Xprsn, have created a home for Freedom Seekers worldwide rooted in handcrafted arts and wellness experiences.
Over 20 years ago, Tenci began her path of holistic living and optimizing her wellbeing. After witnessing her mother use self-awareness practices and an alkaline, plant-based diet to cure herself of a rare form of cancer and diabetes, the trajectory of her life changed forever. That day planted a seed of devotion to pair her musical talents with holistic wellness in a way that inspires others to create their own wellbeing, define their own destiny, live for freedom, and feel free to BE… any and everything they choose. Tenci’s latest project under Ufulu Child is a healing system, called Kemetic EIO, that teaches the way to attain clarity, stability, prosperity, and lasting personal transformation.
The rise of black vegans and vegetarians have also become prominent among celebrities including Kyrie Irving, Angela Bassett, the Williams sisters, Beyoncé and more who have spoken about their preferences and the overall reported health benefits.
With this rise in celebrity status, it comes as no surprise that in a 2015 national survey conducted by the Vegetarian Resource group that black Americans are more than twice as likely to identify as vegan than the general American population.
Black vegans and vegetarians are a growing community that for some reason has been overlooked. From popular vegan-based food chains like Soul-Veg, located in Tallahassee and Atlanta, which deliver black-oriented vegan dishes, to the many popular cookbooks that have helped in revitalizing interest, it’s time for more of those who have made the switch to embrace their choice and no longer hold an ounce of doubt if they’re the only one.