“Cause we are sisters, we stand together. We make up one big family, though we don't look the same.” - The Cheetah Girls
A Little About Myself.
Hi, my name is Colleene and I'm a junior in high school. Growing up, I've never felt comfortable expressing my mental health issues to anyone, due to the stigma in the Black community about mental health. Especially being a young Black women, people always expected me to fit in the "strong Black women" trope. Even I believed that too. I thought that I had to bury my feelings and "be strong" because everyone thought that was who I was. I wanted to create a space where Black women can learn and feel comfortable sharing their struggles because we all have them. I want to learn from others as well as share resources and educate those who don't know where to start with their mental health. I hope you will come along this journey with me!