AFIYA Magazine is a bi-monthly health and wellness publication dedicated to the enlightenment Afiya Cover-Premiere Issueand empowerment of today’s cultural and professional woman. Our mission is to enhance the awareness and knowledge of health and wellness issues important to African-American women while providing a platform for us to grow, expand and develop within our personal and professional lives. The name Afiya is Swahili for physical, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness, and this is the primary focus of our publication.

AFIYA Magazine intends to fill the void of publications geared towards African American women as it relates to health and wellness. Improving one’s quality of life begins with the desire to want to know and do better. AFIYA Magazine anticipates becoming an essential resource for African American women who are looking to begin this journey of transformation.


IMG_1080BBAs a young girl, Rashida A. Marshall found herself immersed in the magazines to which her mother subscribed. After ripping out the health and wellness content and studying the information, she would take it back to school and share it with anyone willing to listen. This passion for learning and sharing the practices of good health is what lead Ms. Marshall to create AFIYA Magazine in an effort to reach out and support African-American women during their quest to improve the quality of their health and lives.

A graduate of Florida State University, Rashida A. Marshall is the owner of Skillfully Sculpted Health & Fitness through which she offers personal and small group training, fitness classes and wellness coaching. She is also a WNBF Figure Pro.