When Nzingah Oniwosan was just 12 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor on her pituitary gland called Prolcatinoma. Unbeknownst to her, this was just the beginning of a series of illnesses that would eventually lead her to see five different physicians on a regular basis over the course of nine years. After being sick and tired of being sick and tired, Nzingah decided to make radical changes in her diet and lifestyle to heal herself.

Today, Nzingah is a holistic health consultant, plant-based chef, interdisciplinary artist and the creator of Yes Baby I Like It Raw, a platform where she uses her skills, knowledge and talents to educate people on how to manage stress levels and take control of their health.  She’s also a trailblazer entrepreneur who recently co-founded a co-working space in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti called Impact Hub which works at the “intersection of innovation and society to collaboratively create impact with an entrepreneurial mindset.”

Nzingah’s life story is one of challenge and triumph and we know you’ll be inspired by it.

We hope you enjoy the conversation,

Alex and Jeanette
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  • “I changed my life so that I could keep all of these things in remission.”
  • “Being first born in an immigrant family and adding on overachiever or the smart child meant that I started to do a lot of things that most of my peers weren’t even thinking about.”
  • “Sometimes you can have the information right in front of you and if you’re not ready to make the change it’s not going to happen.”
  • “With auto-immune disorders there’s always this tiredness that you have that we don’t often talk about so we look like we’re OK and there’s this fatigue that comes with it.”
  • “Just drinking enough water or eating the right meals is self-care.”
  • “The biggest tool in our self-care kit is ‘no’.”
  • “If it wasn’t for the arts and me being able to tap into that, I probably wouldn’t be alive today for the amount of stress that I was dealing with.”



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