Black women, on average, are paid 0.63 cents to every dollar earned by white non-Hispanic males.
It will take Black women 19 months to earn what a white male makes in 12 months.
According to Forbes, before the onset of COVID-19, Black women were among the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs.
AAUW reports that Black women are 64.1 % of bachelor's degrees, 71.5% of master's degrees, and 65.9% of doctoral, medical, and dental degrees.
The role of Black women in communities, the workforce, and homes is increasingly demanding. Which possibly contributes to the increase of Black women battling depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. However, Black women are less likely to seek mental health treatment and medications recommendation.
Black women deserve safe spaces.
Black women deserve to be seen.
Black women deserve to heal.
And as a Black woman who is a Black therapist that treats Black women, alleviating the financial responsibility associated with therapy can be one step closer to creating spaces where Black women can be safe, seen, and healed.
The money raised will fund 8-12 therapy sessions for Black women seeking therapeutic services from Black women therapists. The client will identify licensed therapists, and funds for treatment will be dispursed directly to the therapist. While we welcome the treatment of all Black women, recipients are not required to seek therapy through I Still Love You (I.S.L.Y.) Wellness and Therapy or Krystle M. Davis, LCSW. However, we are open to assisting in identifying therapists and practices who are committed to ensuring that Black women discover what it means to give themselves the luxury they willingly provide for others.