Mental health advocate and digital creator, Priscilla Agyeman calls for women of color to seek community as a part of their wellness & mental health practice as CEO & founder of Saddie Baddies™, a virtual safe space for people of color to destigmatize mental health and initiate collective healing.
Born first-generation to African parents, Priscilla grew up feeling the unspoken pressure of needing to succeed, due to the generational hardships of those who’d come before her, in addition to facing societal pressures, specifically in academia. After experiencing anxiety during college and thereafter, she became inspired to share about her struggles. She noticed that there wasn’t a digital platform designed primarily for young Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and multiracial people that educated and unpacked the layers of mental health, and knew that needed to change.
In this week’s episode, Priscilla and host Shanetta McDonald open up to listeners about:
- Identifying the root of our formed notions around mental health as Black women and women of color.
- Tapping into community to seek help, solace and comfort to support our well-being.
- Implementing radical self-preservation and prioritizing self-care.