The RAW Vision

The inspiration behind RAW Honey is encouraging others in the journey towards finding your true (RAW) self, your purpose, and your drive to lead into the person you want to become. This is also to empower and enlighten those who have been confronted with obstacles to activate self-growth and healing. This is a collective effort, so I strive to use collective efficacy to reach your personal goals and guide you in remaining empowered and confident in everything that you do. This serves as a holistic approach, so topics will reach individuals physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially, and physiologically.

 

As honey is a sweet treat to enjoy, it is also very healthy for your body. We know that it takes a long process for working bees to develop honey, so it is important to transfer that understanding when reaching your honey. It will be a process and it requires work, but how sweet will it be once you reach the goal! Additionally, honey is most beneficial when you consume from its rawest state—no additives, no extra sugar. Therefore, you will reach your healthiest point when you go to the true YOU in the rawest form possible. Together, we will gain strategies to build self-empowerment and a journey towards healing and well-being!

 

The RAW Mission

Hear It From Me

The mission of RAW Honey is to empower, encourage, and energize individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences to courageously endeavor in seeking one's true self while emphasizing positive self-efficacy and growth. There is an intentional task to reveal to each individual the resting power one possesses to become the person one desires, and achieve the goals one is created for. Furthermore, this platform seeks to awaken individual potential through restoration, awareness, and exploring why you are created for your destiny to journey towards the RAW Honey that is within our lives. Together, we will rest as a fruitful and plentiful honeycomb.

What we Value

Empathy

Authenticity

Creativity

Efficacy

Integrity

Collaboration

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Meet the Visionary: Dr. April Bee

Wellness and Strengths Coach, Journalist, Speaker, and Photographer

Dr. April Bee is a developing artist with expression through poetry, spoken word, and dance. She uses her artistic nature to share her testimony and empower others that there are ways to conquer hardships and find restoration and joy. Dr. Bee enjoys sharing how her faith has led to finding, peace, joy, and self-confidence through the promises of the Word.

 

Dr. Bee is a Wellness and Strengths Coach, writer, transformational speaker, and photographer. She holds a Bachelors in Social Work and Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University, a Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Doctorate in Social Work from University of Southern California. Coming from a diverse background, she utilizes the collaboration of research and life experiences to implement therapeutic strategies, empowerment, education, awareness, and restoration through societal challenges. Dr. Bee has conducted work in juvenile justice and adult male incarceration reform, individual and institutional wellness and identity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, cultural awareness and trainings, and community efficacy and reform.

 

Dr. Bee was previously the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Abilene Christian University, focusing on developing programming and initiatives that address diversity and inclusion, and develop strategic plans and facilitation for faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Bee  also was a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social Work at Lincoln University, serving to enhance the academic and personal experience through training, facilitation, education and advocacy.

 

Dr. Bee is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RAW Honey, Wellness and Coaching, LLC. RAW Honey is a platform that utilizes artistic expression and person-centered strategies to induce liberation from societal barriers and produce a state of holistic wellness and self-alignment. She uses her artistic nature to share her testimonies and energize all to collectively reflect, express, and heal. Dr. Bee joins the movement of “artivism”, in using artistic expression to address social justice concerns within society, as well as shining light on bridging the gap in identity disparities. Dr. Bee believes in the power of everyone’s light from within, even from the darkest tragedies. She works consistently, in any setting, to activate this light for every individual and for every institutional structure through empathy, connectedness, and authenticity.

Now, let's connect! I want to learn about you. Email me at apriln@rawhoneywc.org!

The RAW Purpose

The purpose of RAW Honey is to serve as a platform that provides a safe and inclusive space for individuals to explore self-improvement through emphasis of strengths and collective empowerment. RAW Honey provides both supportive consultation for individuals seeking support and accountability, while showcasing expression of enduring and surviving hardships and obstacles through arts and broadcasts. This is to reach individuals in diverse methods and help each individual to relate to the testimonies shared and experience empowerment and growth.

The RAW Strategic Intent

RAW Honey Wellness and Coaching, LLC is an expressive culture that guides explorative clients into a transforming and enriching journey through the use of authenticity and empathy. Our goal is to energize participants towards becoming liberated from social boundaries that has historically impacted our wellness and a sense of our bold, authentic self—thus, beginning a journey of becoming equipped and activated in self-realization—inevitably, we are giving people back to themselves.

 

RAW Honey Wellness and Coaching, LLC is a platform and business that both serve to cultivate wellness and authenticity within individuals, groups, and communities. Using the RAW process (Restoration, Awareness, and Why), participants will experience a supported journey on discovering who they were originally designed to be, developing awareness as to what boundaries are needed to achieve such, as well as their driving purpose to obtain their goals, or their “why”. This will, in turn, help us all to endeavor in manifesting our, RAW Honey—sweet, and enriching for our existence.

 

The X-Factor of RAW Honey Wellness and Coaching is that we combine using artistic expression with innovative, person-first strategies to induce holistic and sustainable wellness.

 

The social ramifications of this platform are to promote wellness liberation amongst different levels of social structures, promote artivism to induce social justice and equity, and to diversify the use of empirical research to increase access, as well as to ensure that all become more knowledgeable of best practices towards a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, business, and career.

Our Platform Stands on These Pillars

Activism

Community Events

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Community Engagement

RAW Honey Talks

Workshops

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Education

RAW Honey Talks

Workshops

Wellness Blog

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Social Innovation

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Workshops

Liberation

RAW Honey Talks

Workshops

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Awareness

Wellness Blog

RAW Honey Talks

Nectar: RAW Honey Podcast

Breathe: Black Men Project