A few days ago, the latest O magazine came in the mail. She replied to something that I wrote on Facebook (not really, but you know Oprah KNOWS women and our struggles, so I felt like she was talking to me) by saying You Are Not Alone, in reference to depression, anxiety, PTSD and even perimenopause.
Women are suffering.
As a blog that has primarily attracted black women, it is likely that you are a woman of color who knows this. You too may have or know someone who has felt the crippling feelings attached to mental illness or negative emotions. You may also be feeling the very real physical affects that come with that.
But there is help. There is family, community members, medical professionals, therapists, good friends, church members and a slew of other people who we hope desire for you to be well. But they can’t get anywhere if you aren’t one who is willing to do this one thing:
In this very special mastHERmind, I wanted to discuss self-care and specifically Self-Care for Brown Girls, an initiative brought to us by Sattah K. Jallah, a certified yoga instructor and the Founder of Holistic Roots Movement, and Andrea C. Imafidon, the founder of Brown Girl From Boston an unapologetic blog for women of color who are looking to uncover their FLYness (Forever Liberate Yourself so you can Fearlessly Loving Yourself).
In this call, we cover:
Why Self-Care for Brown Girls is so important
Reasons why people may not seek the help they need
How social injustice affects people of color
How Self-Care for Brown Girls was promoted to help reach an audience that needed that message
and so much more
This call is about an hour so be sure to be able to chill and get all of it. When I tell you we had the best, soulful, realest talk, I mean it.
Alaia Williams and I have been biz colleagues for a while now. We met online and connected in real life at a natural hair event, back when I was running Natural Hair Parade blog and events and buzzing around the beauty circles. She’s responsible for some cool events many of you in the LA area have attended and single-handedly out-bae’d us all with a crash test dummy boyfriend. She’s unique.
She’s also someone I could depend on for my shenanigans and in my years goal of creating content daily for products, marketing and passion, the mastHERmind call series (really, just me calling up folks in my uber-resourceful network and catching up, talking about their current projects, and literally masterminding about how we can make our little universes more awesome), she came through.
Here’s our call. She’s the master of organization and systems and started her business out of a need that she had: Empathetic organization for scattered entrepreneurs. Listen in and find out:
how she used Craigslist to find leads
what systems she thinks a new business needs, and
how you could get your life
The call is about 30 minutes so you play it while you work building your awesomeness.
P.S. She offers some special perks for you at the end so be sure to listen all the way through.