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BOI Meets Wellness is a wellness podcast that shares stories, celebrations and challenges of building a wellness ritual as BOI. Someone who is Born Obviously Incredible.

Host Evolve Benton shares weekly well-being tips and interviews incredible people about their journeys.

A new episode drops every Friday. 

We talk Money, Mindset and Motivation. 


Oct 17, 2019

On this episode of BOI Meets Wellness Evolve Benton speaks with Dr. Van Bailey . Van is a student affairs educator, international speaker and diversity consultant. Evolve drops some gems for navigating stress and burn out at the workplace. Evolve also drops some tips on how to travel on a budget.  Van is a thought provoking leader in higher education. With over thirteen years of experience in higher education and nonprofits, Van's speeches and workshops relate to LGBTQ+ student leadership, pedagogical practice, and intersectionality. He has been noted for his work in higher education by being listed in Business Equality Magazine’s 40 under 40 LGBTQ Leaders, Trans 100 and the National Black Justice Coalition’s 100 to Watch LBGTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders. 

Van is also a new parent and shares his experience with parenthood. Van, along with the collective bklyn boihood, are Lambda Literary award finalist for Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinities, and his published work has been featured on NPR, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, the Feminist Wire, and Buzzfeed. In his most recent experience, Van is the Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity and Inclusion at George Mason University. 

In this episode you’ll discover 

  • The power of consulting
  • Navigating Higher Education as a Masculine of Center person
  • Fashion as a Wellness Practice 
  • Save money with Ebates 
  • Find affordable flights with Scotts Cheap Flights
  • Navigating Parenthood as a Queer Parent 

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