When I see the facts laid out plainly like this, I am saddened and frustrated by the current state of Black wellness. I believe that because we know so many people who live with these fatal diseases, we’ve been desensitized to the severity and have unconsciously accepted them as commonplace in our lives.
For me, it’s this constant “pressure” to “keep up” that interrupts my focus, and leaves me with feelings of worry, nervousness, and uncertain about my present state and my future. Research has shown millennials are the most anxious generation, ever. Which brings me to my overall point, and one of my favorite reminders to self, Comparison is the Thief of Joy!
Spiked Spin and Lit Bklyn have partnered to create a safe space to converse and celebrate the magic of the Black woman!
HBO and The Creative Collective NYC invited Spiked Spin founder, Briana Owens, to discuss Anna Deavere Smith's newest project Notes From the Field. The film touches on many social issues affecting the country.
Briana shared her perspective on shifting the conversation of health & wellness within the minority community. At the foundation of any life well-lived is health, and this is a conversation and movement that minorities have been left out of for generations. Briana has created Spiked Spin to shift the narrative, change the conversation, and ultimately improve the state of health within minority communities for generations to come! #TheSpikedWay
January, is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and immediately I knew that we must take this time, not only to honor Niaje, but to take care of her!