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.
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.
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.
— Jolie A. Doggett
Senior platform editor, ZORA
🌕 Your May ZORAscope Is Here! 🌕
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 ✨
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker
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