My anger can be a force for good. My anger can be creative and imaginative, seeing a better world that doesn’t yet exist.
Austin Channing Brown
We believe that an emotionally well collective begins with a commitment to protecting and promoting the emotional wellness of each one of us.
In celebration of Black History Month, we’re beginning with a focus on the Black emotional wellness leaders who currently are shaping our history through their work.
This week, we’re highlighting 5 Black emotional wellness leaders you’ll want to follow (+ information on how to support their efforts):
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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