🤗🤗🤗🤗 ⬅️This is our happy dance! Beyond anything we are building here at Seneca Village Montessori...our ultimate goal is to have our parents put their children in quality African Centered/ Afrocentric learning environments. Black children deserve curriculum that puts them at the forefront. A curriculum that teaches them about the greatness of their past and the gazillion contributions our people have made towards this civilization. So please use the national directory of African Centered Schools and Programs on our website to help in your research. And if you need help, we are just a DM away.
One of my favorite moments from @afropunk Atlanta was crossing paths with @ubidoo. We were walking in opposite directions, caught a glimpse of each other and both stopped to snap a quick shot with very few words exchanged. True #ShootTheShooter moment. Ubong is a Nigerian born photographer based in Atlanta who shot the festival entirely on a @minolta.film camera and ended up creating some beautiful images... Some of my favorite from the festival. Make sure you show him some love! 📸🖤🇳🇬 #WETHEPEOPLE#afropunkatl#afropunk#afropunk2017
Black Sauce Podcast creator a.Nichole (@nikkiesthoughts) is putting on her activist hat and is pulling from her psychology roots to bring awareness to mental health in the Black community! All 30 slots were filled in the 1st hour and now she's expanding her campaign to welcome more participants to spotlight. Read below for details!
3 years ago when I began my Forensic Psychology PhD program, I knew that my people were underrepresented in psychological research. I also knew that mental health in the Black community is treated like a red haired stepchild-no one wants to talk about it and they rather say it doesn't exist. So i devoured studies (and lack thereof) that focused on the Black population and I rattled out paper after paper fine tuning my expertise on my people. When I finished my last class in May, I said I wanted to do a campaign bringing awareness and lifting the stigma we sometimes feel. This was especially necessary after hearing many of my clients say that they never talked about their mental health to anyone before me and how much better they felt after releasing it. .
So, I've partnered with @dstevensonthephotoactivist and @msr_adam to bring together a visual campaign that will fill this gap and open the discussion of #BlackMentalHealth in our community. I'm looking for 30 Kings and 30 Queens to take part in a photo shoot and mini interview which will be featured on various press junkets. You do NOT have to have a mental disorder to participate. We want everyone from all backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds because mental health is important in all of these arenas! I can't say much more about it for now but trust me; you'll want to be apart of this movement! Let's link, let's shoot, let's converse, let's BUILD because #IJustWantMyPeopleToHeal
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