Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.
Grief is washing over our Cities, our country, and our world.
With heavy hearts, we’re confronting uncomfortable truths about our wellness as individuals– and as a collective.
More than ever, it’s vital that we show up for ourselves and for one another.
It’s our honor to show up for you in this space. But this week, in solidarity with the #amplifymelanatedvoices movement, we’re passing the mic and pulling up a seat to listen, learn, and leverage pain into thoughtful action.
Today we’re using this space to amplify the voices, visions, and paid offerings of 5 emotional wellness leaders of color:
1. The Conscious Kid
The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. They partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.
2. Austin Channing Brown
Austin Channing Brown is a writer, speaker, and practitioner who helps schools, nonprofits, and religious organizations practice genuine inclusion.
3. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker, author, media personality, and host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts.
4. Dr. Jess
Using social media and community discussions to educate her following, Jessica Clemons, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, is on a mission to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, particularly in the Black community.
5. The BODYFUL Black Girl
Registered dance/movement psychotherapist, holistic nutritionist, author, and podcaster Jennifer Sterling uses movement to help women with depression feel more vital.
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