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Why Sitting On 71 Acres Means More Than Just Ownership For The Founder Of Soofa Ranch, Daryl Fletcher

When Genuwine released his 1996 classic, Pony, no one likely had mental health and therapy in mind. Well, maybe that depends on how one defines therapeutic tools. In any regard, horse therapy (professionally known as Equine-Assisted Therapy) is a practice where horse and pony rides improve communication skills, self‐awareness, confidence-building, and self‐control through interaction. Daryl Fletcher, owner and founder of SOOFA (Stretch Out On Faith Again) Ranch, is a part of the movement and wants everyone to know its benefits. “Horses are for more than cowboys,” he told AfroTech.

May 30, 2022

Black-Owned Beauty Brand to Provide Free Therapy for Women of Color Amid COVID-19

Since COVID-19 hit, a huge focus for many personally affected by the virus has been prioritizing mental health. With people’s loved ones dying and communities struggling to stay afloat, the effects of the pandemic have taken their toll on many. In an effort to alleviate the stress of the health crisis, two beauty entrepreneurs want to offer women of color a resource to remind them to put their mental health first. DRK Beauty , founded by Wilma Mae Basta and Danielle Jackson, is a digital community that supports, celebrates, and empowers women of color. In light of COVID-19, the company launched its DRK Beauty Healing initiative to provide 10,000 hours of free therapy to women of color in America who have been severely impacted by COVID-19. View this post on Instagram A post shared by DRK BEAUTY HEALING (@drkbeautyhealing) “With DRK Beauty Healing we hope that our mental health initiative will spark conversation and change in our community. We have always envisioned DRK Beauty being...

May 26, 2020

Taraji P. Henson is Making Therapy Accessible for the Black Community

During trying times like these, maintaining your mental health is just as important as your physical health. To help alleviate worry in the Black community, actress Taraji P. Henson is launching a free virtual therapy campaign for families and others dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. She unveiled the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign on Wednesday via Instagram to better assist “under-served communities experiencing life-changing events related to, or triggered by, the COVID-19 pandemic,” as stated in her video. View this post on Instagram A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) Henson’s campaign is sponsored by the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation , named after her father, who had his struggles with mental health after serving in the Vietnam war. “In the African-American community, we’ve been taught to tough it out, hide our suffering, but this is something none of us have ever experienced, and no one should suffer in silence,” Henson said on Instagram....

Apr 10, 2020