Angela Simmons‘ latest yoga session attempted to bring a little peace during the greatest unrest the U.S. has seen in years. The 32-year-old reality star and Simmons Beauty founder has spent much of the past week dedicating her Instagram, followed by 6.6 million, to #BlackLivesMatter in the wake of 46-year-old black man George Floyd‘s murder. Angela’s Thursday sweat session mentioned “these times.” It also proved well-received. The “Growing Up Hip-Hop” star also used her Built Not Bought hashtag – scroll for the video, plus what #BnB is about.
Scroll for the video showing Angela in full zen mode. The daughter to rapper Rev Run – clocking herself over 46,000 views in under four hours – was seen on grass amid stacked stone and busting out her flexible moves on an orange yoga mat. Angela was seen in a downward dog amid other stretches, with warrior poses also channeling the star’s love of the gentle exercise. A simple wardrobe saw the Purpose App founder in tight blue leggings, a light sports bra, plus a yellow-green waist-wrapped band.
A caption from Angela kept things sober as the U.S. faces its fight against racism and police brutality, with Angela herself raising a black family. “Keeping my mind sane and calm during these times . Through yoga , prayer , mediation… Whats your go to ? Mental health is so important I can’t stress it enough ?♀️?♥️ #BnB,” she wrote.
Instagram, quick to criticize celebrities for posting anything but informative #BLM or voting content these days, had nothing but good words for Angela. “So true,” one fan wrote, with another simply saying: “Facts.”
Angela has been using her platform to promote her appearance on a fundraising marathon contributing towards summer jobs for youth. Her post yesterday invited fans to join her in the “24-hour LIVE fundraising marathon” hosted by Erica Ford. This follows a “Things to remember today” post captioned: “Don’t stop sharing what’s going on . Let’s help educate and inform each other.. Now that we all have each others attention . Let’s strategize together . Let’s move as a unit ! #BlackoutTuesday ??.”
Angela made headlines in May for announcing the drop of her Simmons Beauty brand. The star whose natural beauty proves immensely popular has been promoting her little white bottles of goodness on her Instagram, with the account also showcasing a multi-faceted career. Alongside “Growing Up Hip-Hop,” Angela is a DHair Boutique partner, a Fashion Nova partner, plus an occasional influencer for weight-loss brand Flat Tummy. Her 2019-founded Purpose App, sparking #BuiltNotBought connects women to “seek to empower and support one another through all dimensions of womanhood.”