About

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.

One Response to “About”

  1. theaudacityof February 8, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Jess,

    I love this…as a black female who have struggled with depression and felt “alone” when compared to my peers I wanted to give up. I have since been in therapy and I am in therapy now, just to “keep things under control.” Another “no-no” in the black community is eating disorders…I struggled with bulimia for many years and was always told “that’s what white people do.” Honestly, I did feel alone until one of my therapist told me about a book by an African American woman named Stephanie Covington Armstrong entitled “Not all black girls know how to eat: A story of Bulimia.” I learned a lot about my acceptance and my own struggles with bulimia. Anyhow, I just wanted to share. And once again loving your blog!

    Meka L

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