A message to fathers.
Black men’s mental health in America, as a social group, have suffered throughout the years in total silence, with racism and social injustice being the culprit.
Sometimes hardships can leave us feeling lost and alone.
For those who are open about their bisexuality, we are met with unfair assumptions that we will be more promiscuous and inclined to sleep around or that being in a relationship with one gender isn’t fulfilling enough.
A study done by the Journal of Religion & Health showed higher rates of mental health issues in those who worshipped a vengeful god, than those who followed a deistic or kindly god.
I implore my readers to expand their education by reading the inspirational literature of Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison.
Spotting the risk factors.
Health consequences in a vulnerable community.
Weaponizing the bible to exclude, censor, rape, enslave, murder, and make aspects of humanity unlawful is not a new phenomenon.
Will I be the problem or the solution?
Just because we take an act of courage, just because we face our demons does not mean another storm is not brewing on the horizon. The work is never complete.
Instead of remembering those we’ve lost, let’s upgrade our language to honor the memory of those who have lived.
Perhaps the new, burgeoning socially-agreeable definition of strength is related to vulnerability and emotional exposure—being able to show weakness or truth (1) willfully (2) with or without overt fear of public judgment and humiliation, and (3) through authentic self-talk that allows #1 and #2 to be mentally accessible specifically in the male space. As I…
What is your catalyst to finish?
Ross Victory reads Chapter One of his memoir, Views from the Cockpit.