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Three Healing Black Poets You Need to Read

Poetry is a genre of writing in which vivid, and raw language is given to ideas and feelings. Poetry is considered an healing form of writing, in several African and Eastern cultures poetry, and storytelling is used to confront feelings and express emotion. Poetry can be used to heal and face anxiety and trauma, during these uncertain times, we as a community need to heal more than ever so we at Black Girl Health Foundation have compiled three black female poets who can assist in the process of healing, self love, and growth. Nayyirah Waheed Nayyirah Waheed is a poet and author who has published two books of poetry and has been considered “the most famous poet on instagram” What’s poetry has been described as life saving,...

My Struggle with Superwoman Syndrome| Mental Health and Wellness

Hey there sis! I hope your 2019 is going well so far. We are all out here striving for our new year's resolutions, and pushing ourselves to achieve more than we did in the previous year. While pushing yourself is important to interpersonal growth, excessively doing so can be detrimental to your mental health, and sometimes even physical. We know that black women are actually less often diagnosed with common mental disorders like depression, but something called Superwoman Syndrome, is affecting us in a big way. Its something thats so ingrained in us that we don’t even realize it’s a disorder, and how its affecting our lives. Well today I’m here to spill the tea on superwoman syndrome and my struggles with it. What is superwoman...

Taking Control of Your Wellness

Taking Control of Your Own Wellness

Wellness is the state of having good health and it typically centers on balancing the mind, body, and soul. It can be hard enough just focusing on one of these topics, let alone all three but in order to truly reach your health goals, you must become a master of your own wellness. The good news is, wellness is a lifelong journey and one that you have total control over. Taking small steps everyday to improve your wellness is all it takes to begin to see real change in your health and life. How to Take Control Your Wellness Mind - Having a clear and focused mind can do wonders in improving your health. So often, people--and women especially--don’t realize how much stress and worry we...