Tag: dark moments
Have you ever looked back at your past and appreciated how far you’ve come? I’m going let you in on a little known secret. Two weeks before I had this photoshoot with Sara Plett, where she took a lot of the ones for SLD Wellness that I love, I had a massive panic attack.
In reality, the only one that can get you to where you want to be is you. The only one that can get me to where I want to be is me. But supporters, cheerleaders, motivators help get you through and those are the people that helped me get through, they’re also who I aspire to be.
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 next frame someone is shouting telling her she’s doing wonderful. As she’s continuing to drown, rather than someone helping to pull her up, they give her a high five instead and she drowns and sinks in the water. I know what it’s like to feel like you’re dying right in front of an audience.