My name is Yetti, and I want to help you stand ten toes down on everything that you are.

For over a decade, I’ve empowered both women and men of color to cultivate lives that honor their true selves. Through affirmations and intentional practices, I guide my clients in the unlearning of societal conditioning in order to embrace their authentic identities. I remind my community of the importance of prioritizing mental and emotional well-being with the same vigor as physical health. Here, we find a space of radical self-love and growth.

In a nutshell, I teach the power of being rooted in oneself – mind, body, and spirit, because I know what it feels like not to be.

Let’s get a little more personal, shall we?

This passion wasn’t born overnight…
But I can tell you the night it was born.

I was 22 years old, recently graduated with my engineering degree, and was working a job in FinTech that was sucking my soul dry. After another day of working more hours than I probably should’ve, I went home, ordered Dominos pizza, and into Google, I typed, ‘How do I like myself?’ and ‘self-love bootcamp.’  

Nothing called out to me. Articles from Psychology Today and the same few random web pages repeated themselves in the Google results but they didn’t feel personable. There were no personal accounts of a self-love journey. No YouTube videos with how-to’s. Just research and boringly written articles that didn’t resonate with me- a young black woman entering adulthood and in complete denial about her deteriorating mental health.

This was the day Yetti Says (formerly AndSoSheWrites) transitioned from a weight-loss blog to a very public and vulnerable self-love diary.

This was the beginning of my mental wellness journey.

My 20’s were rough. I battled a self-mutilation habit that was my vice for more than half my life. I suffered from debilitating anxiety that made it impossible to leave the house to go to work on some days. I sunk deep into my numbness for weeks at a time while depression worked both the night and day shifts. And I fought with the waves of shame that came with navigating the territory of sexual assault.

But through writing about it all, I was able to find understanding, hope, and, something I never expected… community. A community of brave individuals, just like you, battling and healing from the unfairness of life.

Documenting my journey to health and happiness, it became apparent that healing can be downright messy, painful, and uncomfortable. But every comment and email I received also highlighted to me that healing doesn’t have to be done in solitude.

So, LEt’s work together

We just might be the perfect fit…

If you’re looking to partner with a coach who cares just as much about your healing journey as you do, you’ve come to the right place.

Ol’ school “get to know me” quiz!

MY astrology big three & Human Design:

Scorpio Sun, Scorpio Moon, Sagittarius Rising.
5/1 Projector.

If I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE, I’d LIVE IN:

Okay, rock with me. I’d own a flat in London to be around my family a little more. I’d love to have a little casita on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. And lastly, have a home here in Arizona. I love it here.

What was your favorite age growing up?

I’d say 7 years old. I was still living in London, and I was constantly surrounded by family. I was also still an only child… (just kidding!)

Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?

Marrakesh, Morroco or Ubud, Bali. It’s a trip with my best-friend that we’ve put off in the name of adulting.

What is your love language?

Acts of service and words of affirmation.

An unexpected fact about me is:

I’m obsessed with Naruto. I’ve watched the entire series about 4 times and I am unashamed.

My toxic trait is:

Never knowing what I want to eat, but knowing what I definitely do not want to eat.

Songs I can listen to on repeat:

They Don’t Know – Jon B
Put It Down – The Dream
Cupid – 112
I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston

MY biggest fear is:

1) Losing my two front teeth. Or any teeth in general. Please, Lord, never make this my portion! 2) My car breaking down (especially on the I-10 in typical Phoenix summer weather.)

My favorite book is:

The Alchemist – Paul Coelho

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