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This is an email from Keepin' It 💯, a newsletter by ZORA.

You okay, girl?

Hey ZORA fam!

How you doin’? No, really, how are you doing? May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we want to check in on you and remind you to take your mental wellness seriously.

Black women are known and praised for being strong but we get depressed, we get anxious, we battle with things in our minds that everyone can’t see. Yet despite the very real issues we face in our lives, Black women are still not getting the mental health care we need and deserve.

it’s okay to not be okay.

If you’re looking for a sign to start therapy or to take your mental health journey more seriously, baby, this is it. To give you the motivation you need to keep pushing toward your best self, we made a list of stories that show how important mental health care really is and how to access it in your own life.

If You’re Feeling Overwhelmed, It’s Okay

10 Podcasts for Black Women About Self-Development

Black Women Deserve Therapists Who Look Like Us

5 Ways to Ask For Help Without Saying ‘I Need Help’

We All Have the Same Therapist

Setting Self-Care Intentions: The Guide Women of Color Need

How to Support Your Strong Friend — And Yourself

Why We Need to Shed Mental Health Stigma

You don’t have to be strong all the time. It’s okay to not be okay. Most importantly, it’s okay to get help. This month, make it a priority to make yourself a priority. Don’t take your mental health for granted.

Take care,

— Jolie A. Doggett

Senior platform editor, ZORA

🌕 Your May ZORAscope Is Here! 🌕

all the signs, all you need to know

What’s in store for the month of May? It’s written in the stars and ZORA’s resident astrologer Ashleigh D. Jay has all the info you need to know. Check out the ZORAscope on zora.medium.com.

The Best of Us

ICYMI, here are some of our favorite recent ZORA stories

Your May 2021 Horoscope: A Lunar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde

We Don’t Need Allies, We Need Abolitionists

Decolonizing Our Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

He Sent Me a Picture of His Penis; Now I’m About to Risk it All

Fix the Imbalance in Managing Your Time and Energy

🗣️ The Last Word 🗣️

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

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