Pride looks a little different this year, and it’s more than likely you’ll be at home instead of joining a parade or other public celebration. With the money you might’ve spent, we suggest taking the opportunity to invest in the organizations that work to make sure the world is safe for everyone—especially those who are most marginalized by society. There are so many Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations in the United States that aim to create justice for the Black queer community, and now is the perfect time to support them. Rather than spending your extra cash on a new outfit for your Pride-themed Zoom party, consider taking that money and putting it toward a Black-led LGBTQ+...
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- Scary Mommy
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This month is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and right now, access to mental health care for people of color is especially critical. Black people have been watching as a disproportionate number of their loved ones die from the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve watched people who look like them be violently killed or threatened — for nothing more than being Black in public. Finding a psychologist or mental health worker is difficult for many people. Your health insurance may not cover it. There may be no counselors near you. And Black people face another challenge: In the United States, just 5.3% of psychologists are Black; 83.6% are white. That means that if you’re a person of color searching for a therapist or any other kind of mental health resource, it might be difficult to connect with someone who looks like you. That’s a problem, since having a therapist of the same race or ethnic background as oneself tends to provide a better “understanding and acceptance of therapeutic interventions and perceived benefit of therapy,” reported a 2006 study from the American Psychological Association. In other words, it makes mental health care more effective. The organizations below offer a variety of mental health services specifically for people of color. Some make it easier to find a therapist of color; others offer access to communities focused on different aspects of mental wellness; others provide yoga or meditation classes led by Black practitioners. Use them, share them, support them as they do their critically important work. ShineShine is a website and mobile app that was co-founded by two women of color. It was created in order to fundamentally shif representation in mental health, and the platform centers around advocating for inclusion in the wellness industry. The app is home to a number of meditations and stories that are predominantly written by and voiced by Black women. Shine is free to download and offers two memberships: free and Shine Premium, which costs $53.99 for a year or $11.99 if you pay by month. Therapy for Black GirlsThe Therapy for Black Girls site has a search function that can help Black women find an in-person or virtual therapist. Founder Joy Harden Bradford, PhD, a licensed psychologist, also hosts a podcast called Therapy for Black Girls, which discusses a variety of mental health issues. For $9.99 a month, you could opt into a community called The Yellow Couch Collective, which hosts Q & As with experts from the podcast and brings you together with other Black women. Inclusive TherapistsAs the name suggests, this site is a resource for people who are looking for inclusive therapists. “We center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities,” reads the website. The AAKOMA ProjectThe AAKOMA Project has many initiatives, including free therapy for young Black people and teens in Northern Virginia. Founded by Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, the organization focuses on youth of color, and “works with teenagers and their families to raise awareness, conduct patient-centered research, and encourage young people to begin conversations in their communities,” according to their website. They are also partners of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Africa’s Health Matters, and Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Arlington. Boris Lawrence Henson FoundationThe Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation was launched this past April. Named for the founder Taraji P. Henson’s father, who experienced mental health challenges after serving in the Vietnam War, it was created to provide Black families and individuals who are dealing with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic free therapy sessions. According to its website, the foundation is “committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.” Their second wave of registration for free therapy opens up on June 5. Ethel’s ClubEthel’s Club has physical locations in Brooklyn, plus an online community that’s open to anyone who’s seeking out wellness, creative, and cultural resources. The social and wellness club offers wellness and workout sessions, livestreamed classes and salons, and a global network — all for a $17/month subscription. Their website says, “We create healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity.” Black Mental WellnessThe mission of Black Mental Wellness is to “provide resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.”The site is a good launching pad. It has info about helpful mental health apps and podcasts and literature about specific behavioral techniques. Black Mental Wellness also offers workshops and presentations. Dive in WellDive in Well actually started out as a dinner series of diverse wellness leaders across New York City and Los Angeles. They’ve since turned those dinners into a movement, and now offer both online and offline experiences, resources, and tools. 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Dear Unbothered family, Right now, we’re watching as the world makes a major — and much-needed — shift. We’re seeing the kind of reckoning many of us have only read about in history books or heard from our grandparents. But it’s happening. Right before our eyes. And at this very moment, we are members of the movement. But we didn’t just join the movement yesterday. We’ve been here, and we’ve been doing this work. And our content is an imperative reflection of the tireless effort Black women put in every day — at work, at home and on the front lines of social justice. Months ago, the Unbothered team set out to launch a campaign that would celebrate Black life and our relationship with all things summer: barbecues, beaches, bathing suits, and more! We hoped to examine the history and the myths associated with Blackness and our relationship with the water, from shutting down the notion that Black women don’t swim, to finally putting the thought that Black people don’t need sunscreen to rest, to celebrating the communities where many Black folks travel in fellowship and revel in the joys of summer together. But when we realized the devastating effect COVID-19 was having on our communities, we knew we had to serve our audience in a different way. So we shifted. And when the social demonstrations in response to the horrific murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Oluwatoyin Salau, and so many more started — we knew there was different work to do. That is how Keep That Same Energy was born. This campaign came to life as we navigated the ongoing challenges and changes we so often sustain as Black people. As content creators, we know that our art is a reflection of our lives. And it is our responsibility to bring our audience content that is both relevant and riveting. With that said, we are proud to bring you a platform to celebrate the positive momentum of change by sharing the stories of Black women who are reclaiming joy, defying stereotypes, and proving that summer 2020 definitely isn’t canceled. We are celebrating our Black existence and joy as an act of resistance, and we are doing it in proud partnership with Target. We don’t just work with anybody. We think about who we’re working with and why. This is especially true right now, but it always has been. We take our platform and our responsibility seriously, and we know it is our jobs to challenge brands to support and celebrate Black women genuinely. I am personally proud to work with a company like Target that has not only supported an unprecedented number of Black-owned brands and Black business owners in their stores, but that has also been a consistent partner to the Unbothered team as this program has evolved. As a brand of Black women working tirelessly to change our own company culture, we stand proudly with the Black employees at Target working to do the same at theirs. Together, Unbothered and Target want to send the strong and necessary message that the most impactful way to serve our community and ourselves during this integral time is to “keep that same energy.” So that is what we’re going to do. We’re going to keep celebrating our skin and our unique gifts, we’re going to keep pushing for our joy and our freedom, we’re going to keep experiencing the beauty of summer the way Black people always have. And we’d like for you to come along for the ride with us. Trust me, it’s worth it. Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay Unbothered. Danielle Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
- Harper's Bazaar
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust has been running weekly discussions with youth from the network.
- Bon Appetit
The time is now to gather all of your resources to propel Black businesses forward.
- Yahoo Life
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