We had the good fortune of connecting with Surya Watkins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Surya, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe that taking risks is the most important, and necessary, factor when it comes to success in someones life and career. Choosing to become a full-time entrepreneur with Black Body. has forced me to take many risks, but only at the cost of seeing myself succeed! Taking a risk was my determining factor between living a life I loved, and just living to work another day. With Black Body., I’ve specifically taken the risk of parting from my full-time career as an educator to actualize my dream of creating generational wealth and job opportunities for others in my community. My willingness to take a risk has also catapulted me into pushing societal boundaries by using nature as a main source of healing. I’ve created a practical and sustainable way of delivering Earth’s resources to doorsteps around the world. No one said that taking a risk would be easy, but it was a necessary step to actualize the life of my dreams!

What should our readers know about your business?
Black Body. specializes in creating monthly Self Care Packages that enables you to holistically care for your body using Earth’s resources. We are excited to make it easier for everyone to participate in self love, self care, and self preservation using nature as a healing modality! What sets Black Body. apart from others is that most of our products have dual usage, and all of them promote internal and external healing! We make sure to nourish your body from the inside out, and the outside in.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shout out to my Ancestors and the Divine Creator for supporting me when I wanted to give up the most! I had no idea how I could turn lemons into orange juice in the middle of a Pandemic. With their persistent encouragement, I was able to push forward and come out on top.

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