New New Norton of New Secrets Tea
Here at BLK + GRN, we are committed to elevating innovative Black artisans. Each week, we will share the stories of the BLK + GRN artisans behind your favorite products.
Learn more about how they're bringing their mission and commitment of creating high-quality, non-toxic products to the world!
This week we're talking to New New who through her business, is sharing the same nourishing tea blends that healed her from cervical cancer with the world!
BLKGRN: What’s your favorite black-owned brand on BLK + GRN?
NEW NEW: I love any quality brand that brings me something useful and is green, especially if its black-owned. Therefore, the entire website is my favorite. All the products on here meet that criteria, making it my first stop when looking for new products.
BLKGRN: Why do you think it is important to Buy Black?
NEW NEW: If we don't support ourselves, how do we expect others to? Black people have the highest buying power yet we are said to be the poorest of people and that's due to lack of support from each other. Imagine what this world would look like if the most powerful people took back their power and started investing in our own people. Remember Black Wall Street; and having so much power that we had to be bombed and killed to be stopped? Now imagine that with today's conscious Black people. We would be UNSTOPPABLE!
BLKGRN: What’s your self-care routine?
NEW NEW: My routine does not stick to a schedule. However, there is one thing I make sure to make daily time for. That is finding space for me to meet my mat. I cannot start a day, in which I have to deal with people, whether at the airport or helping a mother deliver a baby, on an empty cup. Showing up for myself in the mornings allows me to address the day with an open heart and great vibes.
BLKGRN: What's on your vanity and what’s in your purse?
NEW NEW: As a traveling mother and doula, I am never without snacks. I grab that before I grab my identification, then comes hand wipes, body oil, (because carrying a candle is a bit much), one lipstick (literally the first one I can find, because my daughter steals them all), my daily planner, and business cards. I'm learning the make up gig now, so soon I will add some mascara or something. But right now, it's the basics.
BLKGRN: Anything else coming soon?
NEW NEW: I own a certified yoga school that we will soon be launching with online courses and classes for my beautiful brown people. It is a mission to provide this platform for women of color to be in a space created for and by US, this Summer 2018. In the meantime, I will be traveling the globe, sharing my knowledge and helping women deliver their beautiful babies earthside.
BLKGRN: Why do you do what you do?
NEW NEW: My name is Newnew. Millenial Mompreneur, Doula, Herbalist, and Yoga Instructor.
BLKGRN: What was your "Aha Moment" and when did your vision start to manifest?
NEW NEW: Back in 2009 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and was informed I would not be able to bear children. I took to medicinal teas and yoga as my alternative, because accepting that fact was not an option for me. Years later, I am not only cancer-free but I have two beautiful and healthy children. This was my AHA moment because I knew I wasn't the only person in the world that received this or any other diagnoses. Other women needed to know that you can naturally cure your body of the many many diseases diagnosed in today's medical field.
BLKGRN: How is your brand green? Why was this important to you?
NEW NEW: What we put into our bodies is as important as what we put on or around our bodies. The importance of being green affects us physically as well as our environment. Making sure that all ingredients are whole, organic, and grown in love, ensures that every customer is getting the best quality product as possible. It would defeat the purpose to truly getting or being healthy if you are putting trash back into the body.
BLKGRN: What need do you currently see being unmet that you address?
NEW NEW: Tea is known to be taken only when someone is sick. Most people only drink it because they understand that drinking this will help them defeat a cold but they don't enjoy it. If people understood that tea can taste great, can be taken daily to avoid most of the physical issues we face, and that it could be consumed hot or cold, they'd be more interested in consuming it. Wouldn't you like to know that there is a way to naturally rid your ailment (endometriosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, runny nose, some cancers, etc) with a delicious preventative method. This is why we created New Secrets Tea.