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Meet Dr. Leah Brock-White of ChosenEyes in Austin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Leah Brock-White.

Dr. Brock-White, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m a native daughter of St. Louis, MO, by way of Atlanta and New Orleans. Growing up in a family that valued diversity and emphasized being a global citizen, I began understanding the importance of finding my place in society at an early age. I fell in love with the idea of being a doctor at the age of four, but I loved the reality plants and nature granted me far more. It was also during this time that I realized not everyone had the same relationship with the Spirit world like me (i.e., not everyone’ s a psychic-medium, among other things). Having been reared in an environment with a spectrum of people across socioeconomic statuses (i.e., race, class, religion, etc.), opportunities for growth were abundant and I am so grateful that I had the foresight to take advantage of them. For undergrad, I attended the Xavier University of Louisiana and remained in New Orleans, where I worked as a mental health case manager for some time. Keep in mind, at the age of about 14. I began utilizing my mediumship and psychic abilities for profit. Shortly after having my son, I decided to do the craziest thing ever: I applied to medical school… AND GOT IN! Within months my family and I were uprooting our lives in New Orleans and embarking on a new journey in Austin, TX. I was accepted into the Chinese Medicine program at Texas Health and Science University, where I received my Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Concurrently, I officially created my business, ChosenEyes, and have been building my brand ever since. Finally, in 2018, My hard work and determination paid off: I earned the degree of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine! This marked the beginning of my desire to bridge the gap between medicine and the cosmic.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My road has been moderately turbulent. I say this because I am well aware that there are many whose journeys have been far worse than mine, while honoring my own obstacles. Attending graduate level programs while having a family, operating a business and caring for family members (to keep the list short) were among the top difficulties I traversed during my medical training. Prior to that, the hardest thing to navigate was an overwhelming sense of not fitting it with most of my peers. As I have matured, however, I have come to realize that I was never truly meant to go with the current. Everyone swims up current at least once in life, but I guess the highest just built me for a lifetime of swimming upstream, lol. But such is the life of a creative.

Please tell us about your business.
I am the Owner/CEO of ChosenEyes, and my mission is to “Empower through compassion.” The mission is accomplished in a variety of ways: spiritual readings, private mentorship, workshop facilitation, teaching, community organizing, etc. I’m proud of the fact that I am actively bridging the gap between people’s perception(s) of magick and medicine, the realities of what those constructs actually are and understanding how they are parts of the larger cosmology of healing. I’m also proud that my pillars of integrity and altruism continue to pave the way and are reflected within my work. As a spiritual practitioner, I am best known for my abilities in scrying (reading mirrors), tarot and teaching/facilitating workshops. My job is to help you become the BEST version of yourself; for this reason, I view myself as an enlightenment coach. I’m not JUST a psychic/tarot reader, JUST a doctor

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
This year for Black History Month, I created a school-wide STEAM/STEAM program for my son’s school. The program focuses on Pan-African history to include the stories of the diaspora as a whole. I am excited about this, as it has given me a chance to spread my wings as an educator while allowing me to do that I do best: to be an unlikely catalyst for change. I’m looking forward to expanding my practice in whatever directions feel best for me and are in alignment with my mission. I’m always looking for new challenges and partnerships.

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Image Credit:
Speaking photo in pink shirt: Mary Jean Media
Sweater and Blue dress w/ shadow face: Yellowbird Media
Striped shirt: Tierra Denae
All others require N/A as they were taken by me

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