My twenties have been full of learning, pushing, growing and most importantly the opportunity to approach healing. Healing from the death of my father, healing from witnessing my mother aging with polio plus her multiple battles with cancer, healing from witnessing my sisters struggling with addiction, healing from my divorce, healing from my internalized self-hate, healing from the pains of existing as a black woman living in America.
And I deserve that healing and I’m privileged to have access to professional mental health care.
As I turn 30 I am committed to continuing to climb in my own healing because when I heal it sends ripples of healing to others. But this climb is not my own. It is ours. It is the climb of black women.
Black women and girls deserve access to healing. The planet earth needs the ripples that will form from their healing. This birthday I’m honoring my new decade by causing some waves.
With appointments costing $80-$250 per session the more funds we collect the more black women we can say “We see you, we hear you, we too are invested in your healing." I am raising funds to sponsor therapy sessions for as many black women as our collective donations can support.
Black women who have not been able to pay for therapy sessions on their own and would like this support for your mental health care, click here:Therapy Support Fund
I will be managing the funds raised on this campaign and paying therapists directly. You can use the link above to apply for this support.
To everyone here in this community: we are doing it. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.