Inspired by countless hours of scholarship working towards a license in professional counseling, the straw that broke the proactive camel’s back was a blog post on The Write Curl Diary entitled, “Black Girls Don’t Cry.” It was only fitting, then, for me to name this blog Black Girl, Cry. Working as a counselor has taught me the power of simply talking; of expression emotion and creating a healthy dialog.
As it stands, within the black community there is a huge stigma surrounding mental health care. I want to be instrumental in significantly reducing that stigma. I would love for you to join me. Use this blog as a forum for discussion. Black girls, and black women CAN cry, that does not mean we are not strong. It means that we are human. We are not the sum of our weaknesses, we are the sum of our experiences-and that includes overcoming weakness.
Contact me at BLACKGIRLCRY@GMAIL.COM if there is an issue you would like to see discussed or addressed via the site.
While I am now a Nationally board certified counselor, this forum is in no way a substitute for therapy nor professional advice, if feel you need help I would be glad to help you find the appropriate resources. Be well, Be better.