A Letter to Myself- 2020
As you were fighting to take care of yourself and get sleep, while Black people were fighting for their lives, there was also an awakening taking place within yourself that made you question what you want. In your environment, life and day to day.
Black Mental Health- Part 3
As a Black person, you’re told how you’re supposed to be and act by everyone: family, friends, strangers, work, society at large. It’s in the not so subtle ways, like being told what to do with your hair. Being made fun of for how you are, being teased and told you talk or act white.…
Black Mental Health- Part 2
In a world where Black women are often forced to nurture others without being given a chance to nurture themselves, it leaves you feeling like you aren’t seen.
Black Mental Health- Part 1
In a world where as a Black woman it already feels like you don’t matter, work isn’t a place where you should also feel that way.
How I Shake Off Negative Self Talk
This is going to sound silly, but whenever a negative thought of mine tries to creep in now, I have a huge reaction like the ladies in Real Housewives.
Comparison Is The Thief of Joy
Comparison is truly the thief of joy. When is the last time you sat with something you accomplished and gave yourself a pat on the back?
Reminder of My Lowest Point
Navigating mental health as a Black woman is HARD. I use to feel like I couldn’t be honest about what I was feeling. There’s a meme I’ve seen that I think perfect sums up the lack of support Black women get for mental health – it’s cartoon of a Black woman drowning and in the…
My Lowest Point
**Trigger warning, this post discusses suicide ideation** I don’t normally open up to this extent about my struggles, but I’m feeling the need to be vulnerable and I’m rolling with it. When I think about my lowest point, I get really emotional. Because I feel a lot of shame about it.
How to Let Go
Have you ever held onto something so tight, it’s as if it causes you more pain to keep it than it does to let it go?