• Books
    Being in Your Body: a Journal for Self Love and Body Positivity, By Fariha Róisín & Illustrated by Monica Ramos:
    An Illustrated journal for young people focused on self-love at every size. Roisin has an interest in wellness, Muslim identity, race, self-care, pop culture and film (as well as queerness and how that intersects with being a femme of color navigating a white world). (30-minute writing prompts)

    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower, Dr. Brittney Cooper:
    A strengths-based guide to coping, healing, and empowerment. (288 pages)

    I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown:
    Personal narrative and tools for coping with racism, with a special focus on navigating Predominantly White Institutions, such as the University of Iowa. (192 pages)

    My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem:
    Personal narrative and thinking around White “Body” Supremacy, understanding and healing trauma in the nervous system. (300 pages)

    Pleasure Activism, Adrienne Maree Brown:
    A compilation of energetic and creative essays about accessing joy, pleasure, and radical self-care, centering POC Women and Queer voices. Brown also hosts a new podcast called “How to Survive the End of the World.” (464 pages, short essays)

    Black Therapists Rock: A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts, compiled by Deran Young:
    A compilation of essays written by Black mental health professionals that explores the generational connections between mental health and racial oppression, health disparities, cultural differences, societal factors, poverty, and reduced quality of life. Written for the purpose of supporting and providing supportive mental health awareness for the Black community. (336 pages)
  • Websites
    A list of resources to help locate mental health supports that validate and celebrate one’s Blackness

    Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
    BEAM offers numerous resources dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

    Black Mental Wellness
    Provides information on coping and wellness from a Black perspective. Content focused for Black community.

    Emotional Emancipation Circle
    A free, biweekly, online healing space for Black people, led by Erika Totten, the co-instigator of Black Lives Matter DC. Every other Wednesday at 7pm EST.

    Ethel’s Club
    A digital membership club designed as a “space for people of color to thrive.” Provides wellness and workout sessions, live-streamed classes and salons, healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity. $17/month subscription.

    Grounding Gatherings
    Sandra Kim’s free weekly circle for BIPOC wanting to get grounded and be together during these difficult times. Every Tuesday at 7 – 8:30 pm ET.”

    Ourselves Black
    Collection of articles/stories/podcasts created to unapologetically illuminate and promote mental health in the Black community.

    POC Online Classroom
    Robust resources meant to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, educate on critical social justice issues, empower marginalized peoples, and incite change.

    Social Distance Powwow Facebook Group
    A Facebook group that has developed a community for Indigenous artists, dancers, and writers to share their skills in culturally congruent healing practices.

    Provides information on topics such as: traditional healing, coping with racism, how to help others in distress, and developing coping strategies to improve your mental health. Focused on supporting Native Americans but content can be generalized to other racial identities.