Solonje Burnett is a community leader, humanist, cannavist, and co-founder at the website Humble Bloom, where it is her mission to support the underrepresented in the cannabis industry. She believes that stereotypes, structural inequities, and biased business practices can be shattered through culture curation, and by providing strategic branding and hiring, advocacy, and inclusive purpose-driven community experiences. She sits on the Cannabis Control Industrial Advisory Committee at Excelsior College, is an advisor and member of the Virtue Project’s Business Equity Council, and is an advisory board member at CRUDE.
Burnett was recognized among “15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry” in Marie Claire and in Culture Magazine’s “Five Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2019.” She has spoken at PopSugar Playground, NECANN, and the Yale Business of Legal Cannabis Conference. Burnett has been featured in publications and podcasts, including Thrive, The Fold, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Vogue, VICE, WGSN, Cheddar, Skunk, Women & Weed, Miss Grass, Maria and Jane, Supermaker, and more. She produces events and festivals for conscious companies, hosts nightlife parties, and programs music at membership clubs. She is a brand positioning and equity consultant and political activist speaking out on equality and human justice. She facilitates weekly healing and wellness experiences at Frequency and hosted the show “Radical Self Care: Cannabis, Wellness & Activism” on Afropunk. She is also a member of Demo Crew and the Resistance Revival Chorus, born out of the Women’s March.