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Maya A. Howard

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Maya A. Howard is a wellness writer, plant-based recipe developer, and digital content creator from Inglewood, California. She is the founder of Maya’s Healthy Day, an online destination that inspires, empowers, and educates women of color to live healthy and purpose-driven lives. She is a self-taught home cook who discovered a unique talent for transforming plants into culinary indulgences after adopting a plant-based diet in 2014. In addition to creating food, fitness, and holistic wellness content for brands, Maya is a full-time dietetics student pursuing a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. Her wellness content is inspired by the community she grew up in and draws from her experience working professionally as a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and physical therapy aide. Most important, Maya is a passionate Black woman who takes immense pride in representing her culture as a wellness leader. She believes that everyone is capable of driving social change forward and that her role is to shed light on health disparities within BIPOC communities, providing resources for people of color to achieve optimal health. You can stay connected with her at and subscribe to Soul Food Sundays, her weekly wellness newsletter that provides simple strategies for embracing holistic well-being.

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