I discovered Yuma Haidara when she was an ambassador for Skirt Sports. I think I stumbled upon a photo of her crossing a finish line in a Lioness Skirt, all smiles and happiness. Then I dug deeper and saw this gorgeous, tall, glowing woman standing in front of a huge truck only to learn that she is both a runner and a trucker. I was even more intrigued and reached out to feature her for Skirt Sports. She blew me away with her positive outlook and her focus on love; for others but more importantly for ourselves.
Just over a year later, I saw another post. This time she was holding a container of something I can only describe as mysteriously delicious-looking. Turns out that’s the perfect way to describe her new product: Yummy Butter! Yuma started A Yummy Life after countless friends begged her to make her soothing body lotions for them too. One thing led to another and suddenly, Yuma was an entrepreneur!
Her journey has been tough, but through it all, she only shines brighter each day. Just for you, she is offering 15% off all products at A Yummy Life. Use code LOVE for 15% off at checkout!
Notables from our conversation:
Trigger warning: Yuma is a survivor of child sexual abuse, something I didn’t know before we talked.
How serving in the military gave her the family environment she had always craved
#22aday: Each day 22 veterans take their lives. Yuma is passionate about raising awareness to help veterans so we can decrease this shocking statistic
“I’m glad you exist.”
How to be a healthy trucker: cook your meals in a crock pot in your truck!
Nugget: To Just Love…
Broccoli Soup recipe here: Yuma is a kitchen free spirit. Only a few measurements below – just add to your taste and puree (Or leave chunky – at least that’s what I’m gonna do)!
- 2 quarts veggie broth
- 2 cans full fat coconut milk
- 5 cups broccoli
- 2.5 cups cauliflower
- 2 jalapenos
- 1 purple onion
- 4 oz minced garlic
- Season to taste: Cumin, Basil, Parsley, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Red pepper flakes, Salt, Pepper
More Yuma: @yumahaidara on Instagram