JANUARY 2017 – ISSUE 13 – BEAUTY!
Kali Blocker is a Fitness Coach, Beauty Influencer and Creative based in NYC and Puerto Rico. Born in Queens, New York, and raised throughout the East Coast, she considers herself to be a mix of City slicker & Country girl with a nomadic lifestyle. Her brand infuses her passion for Fitness, Culture and Travel, as she believes in empowering her community and beyond with tools to maintain their physical and mental health.
At the age of 17, Kali took her first international trip to the Dominican Republic, where she spent her summer doing service work through Amigos de Las Americas. Her time in Barahona helped cement her love of serving communities throughout the Diaspora and exploring different cultures. Her Alma Mater, Hofstra University, is where she decided to take her global awareness to the next level by studying International Business and Spanish. Her undergraduate experience, which includes being a member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and an Inroads Scholar, helped mold her style and outlook on professionalism and being a team player.
Kali is the co-creator of Diosas al Natural (“Natural Goddesses), the photo-project turned Natural Hair community based in Puerto Rico. Through the art of photography, Spanish-language content and local community events, Diosas al Natural works to celebrate, educate and exalt the image of Black women and families with natural hair throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America. Kali and her co-founder are currently working on their 5th annual Natural Hair meet-up, Entre Rizos, which is the largest Natural Hair meet-up in the Caribbean, attracting over 500+ attendees in 2016.
Her latest project, a web-based docu-series, showcases her nomadic lifestyle and love for fitness and culture. Her travel and fitness journey will be documented on the KaliGotBody youtube channel as she steps into life as a Digital Nomad while cultivating her community from City to City.