Here are the details on my multimedia mental & emotional wellness movement aimed at Black and brown folks, GetSomeJoy.

Okay so boom. I've working on this Get Some Joy mental and emotional wellness situation for Black and brown folks these past few months and I'm super muy excited to finally be rolling it out publicly. I've found community, support, resources, and motivation by being open about my struggles with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and all that jazz over the years (writing & work here:, and felt it was necessary to create something bigger than me that would reach and bring resources and joy to my people in need of some assistance.

Our site, is now live. Go poke around, submit resources, and learn more about what we're trying to do. It's a work in progress, and is updated regularly as we compile resources.

We had two pretty nifty teleconference moments last week to introduce this joy-flavored movement, the events, our content plan, the video storytelling series, the online therapist and resource database, Mental Health First Aid trainings, and my lovely team to advocates, agencies, homies, mental health professionals, those in the struggle, and so forth. We also talked about how this project came together and ways folks and businesses can get involved in helping us broaden, normalize, and amplify conversations around mental and emotional challenges and get more of us connected with the support we need to be great (and continue living) out here.

If you weren't able to attend the party, the recording of the first call is below. Listen when you have a moment, and also:

Feel free to use #getsomejoy in your social media postings about getting your joy on. Eating, running, dancing, humping, creating, thriving, swimming, reading, perming, braiding, whatever. Also, use #getsomejoy to tag me to relevant content, events, resources, etc.

Answer the question, "How do you get some joy?" here:

If you would like to discuss partnership/sponsorship between your brand/agency/non-profit/site/restaurant/event venue, etc. and Get Some Joy, hit us up here:

If you believe in what we're trying to do and want to offer financial support, step right into our office:

If you know someone I should connect with (a reporter, a philanthropist, someone who makes awesome cheese grits, etc.) or want to share chicken recipes with us:

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

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