About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and Elle.com.She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

Slow jams for homos (and their fans) is Chicago's party for lovers with Kristen Kaza and DJs Tess and Audio Jack, spinning R&B, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk from the seventies to today including: Sade, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Teena Marie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and more. Slo ‘Mo is a party that unites people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community and is the recipient of several Best Dance Party awards from: Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist and Chicago Magazine.

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