These days there are plenty of inspirational black female influencers that young girls can look up to. Unfortunately, these incredible women aren’t always given the limelight they deserve. To put an end to this perpetual devaluing of black women, here is a list of 5 exceptional black women who have made big moves or are currently making big moves worth talking about.
1. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Although mental illness is still stigmatized in the black community, things are slowly getting better. However, there’s another glaring issue that few people have talked about. The mental health industry is glaringly white and there are few black social workers and therapists available to provide counsel for black people. Thankfully, Atlanta-based licensed Psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford has created Therapy for Black Girls, a platform that aims to provide healing and wellness advice and resources for Black girls and women, specifically.
Those dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or those who simply want to better cope with life circumstances such as divorce or the death of a loved one, can sign onto the website to start searching for a Black woman therapist perfectly suited for you. Therapy for Black Girls can link you directly to founder Dr. Joy, or one of the several other psychologists on the platform. And it’s free! Sign up here.