We love featuring trailblazing women on Love & Nudes - in fact - it is part of our Women First manifesto to support, encourage, and uphold amazing women. We are excited to feature Kerry-Ann Ingram a reiki master! Reiki is a simple and safe energy healing technique. You can generally use reiki to remove mental, emotional and physical blocks; stresses and discomfort from the individual’s mind, body and soul. Below is Kerry-Ann's story:
Tell us a little about your passion and business. What is it about?
I’m a certified Reiki master who have been practicing Reiki healing for six years. I am also a healing life coach, inspirational speaker, the founder of Ki of Kai™️, and the creator of KaiTV™️. I am very passionate about helping individuals remove the struggle they have with overwhelm, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness and fear.
What is the change that you would like to bring to society?
My mission is to help and inspire women and men from all across the globe to live and feel their healthiest and happiest both inside and outside of their bodies.
What happened to make you want to do this?
I was lead down this path to help others heal because I was on a healing journey myself and found great benefit from all the tools I acquired during my search. I was physically, emotionally and sexually abused when I was a young girl, driving me to leave my home at 16 years old. I was blessed to meet a wonderful woman, who I call my saviour because that’s what she did, she saved me when she unselfishly took me into her home and cared for me. I stayed with her until I was 20 years old. This part of my life really helped me to see how much I needed to help other women heal and feel their best, just like I was learning to do.
What drives you to strive for more?
Last year I ended up in the hospital for six days. I was admitted with lower abdominal pain and internal bleeding. Never in a million years did I think I would ever spend a night in a hospital, much less six whole days. During my time in the hospital, they probed me from my head down to my feet, but they just couldn’t find anything wrong with me because I was a healthy girl. This frustrated them leading them to come to a final conclusion that I was simply depressed. Looking back on that time it is so clear to see that I was indeed depressed. Prior to my hospital stint, my body experienced something traumatic that added to my depression. I don’t really talk about this piece of my life much. I was so embarrassed and ashamed I allowed it to happen to me, and that I was unable to do anything about it. In hindsight I was stuck, especially in healing myself. I needed to go though it all to get first hand experience to learn how to overcome the things that were challenging to my life. This way I would be well equipped to help those who needed me the most.
How do you think being a woman of colour has impacted your journey?
Being a woman of colour has impacted my journey by teaching me how to be resilient, strong and full of life, despite any challenges that may have come my way. Like, being abused, especially the mental abuse because I still find myself having to work extra hard to dispel those deep rooted conditioned beliefs that were told to me that are stuck deep within my subconscious mind.
Have you had a remarkable breakthrough or a win that you would like to share with our readers? We all love hearing success stories! Tell us yours!
I have so many but the one that stands out the most for me is that grade nine was the highest grade I was able to complete before leaving my home at age 16. I attempted to go back on several occasions, I even tried to go to college for graphic design at 18 years old, but because I move around a lot with the woman who took me in, It was hard for me to stay in any school long enough to complete the program. On top of all of this I had a very difficult time learning because of all the abuse I experienced at home that impacted my ability to learn well in school so I struggled. Now fast forward to my 28 year old self. I finally decided that I was over making up excuses and that I was going back to school with a clear focus to do an amazing job.
After experiencing a life altering breakup from my fiancé of 7 years, I walked into my first class with a learning disorder and fierce determination to excel beyond my wildest dreams. That is exactly what I did. I maintained a high GPA for four consecutive semesters, leading me to graduate with honours and winning several monetary awards.
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