I’m going to share a story that is extremely personal to me. Something that only few know and even less truly understand. When I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. This is a digestive disease that when in remission is extremely manageable, but when flaring makes eating, living and functioning in every single aspect nothing short of a chore. Going out… … Continue reading suffering in silence.
It is no secret that mental health is often dismissed and ignored by the Black community. “Depression is for White people.” “Just pray about it.” “There are people who have it much worse that you do.” and the worst one, “Just think happy thoughts! :)” are all phrases that individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems are all extremely tired of … Continue reading let’s talk about it: mental health in the Black community
On May 3rd, 3 of some of my closest friends and I travelled to Toronto. The point of this trip was to just celebrate our accomplishments for the year and enjoy each other’s company. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this trip in all honesty. It seemed like God was yelling in our ear “Cancel it!” since March, but we stuck with it … Continue reading travel diaries: Toronto