Lara Ekuwa Baidoo is Writer, Speaker, Trauma-informed Facilitator and Founder of The Well Boho of Ghanian and English heritage. After a decade of undertaking deep therapeutic work, she has made it her mission to support women on the healing journey towards reclaiming an integrating their deepest knowing and embracing and expressing their unique identities. Lara runs wellness workshops, shares inspiring lessons of lived experience through writing, and is completing the final semester of her Graduate Diploma of Counselling.
What is your mission in the world?
My mission is to support and ignite Queens to bring their unique and authentic self into their world and make an impact! I facilitate space spaces for women of colour to bring their magnificence into the world. I facilitate healing, transformation and epic levels of authentic alignment for any woman on the edge of change, that wants to be even more aligned with her values, her spirit, and her identity and push past the blocks and barriers on her way to greater levels of self-expression. Sharing stories has always been a powerful way that we have communicated over time. I support people in that process, while also helping to transform any parts of the story that no longer fit. I run workshops, groups and one-one programs designed to get you unstuck and into higher levels of authenticity.
What makes you authentically you?
I'm a really deep woman. I'm raw, real, creative and unapologetically goofy. I've also grown up across the globe so I've become an amalgamation of different cultures and nationalities. And I love that about myself.
When do you feel the most confident?
I feel most confident when I am rocking my crown, dressed in my favourite outfit and utilizing my gifts and talents to support other women. For me, living in alignment with my authentic self, and being true to that in my personal and professional life is one of the greatest feelings.
How do you show yourself love and care?
I love this question. I have so many ways that I self-care. I think the most important way for me is to actively show myself compassion on a daily basis. When I'm feeling sad, I give myself love. When I'm tired I give myself permission to slow down and rest. It's taken a while to learn to listen to my body and what it needs, and I still forget sometimes. Some of my other favourite activities are meditating, journaling, spending time in nature, going to botanical gardens, getting a mani-pedi, running, watching trashy reality TV, reading a passage from one of my go-to books, The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie and spending time with other Queens that fill my soul up.
And finally, what is one truth about yourself that nobody would believe!