Happy Black History Month! This year, the Possibility Seeds team wanted to create a digital care package for Black community members full of self-care resources and art that centres Black joy and wellness. We hope this month is a time of celebration, community connection, and (importantly) rest.
From adrienne maree brown.
An article from Kelechi Ubozoh outlining some self-care strategies.
For Black survivors of GBV, TMU’s Consent Comes First and Carlton University’s Sexual Assault Support Centre created this colouring book that celebrates Black joy, self-love, healing, and community care.
An interview at Afropunk 2019.
An article from Dr. Imani J. Walker for The Root.
On this episode of the For the Wild podcast, Tricia Hersey (founder of The Nap Ministry, which advocates for rest as a form of resistance and reparations) talks about deprogramming from grind culture.
A podcast from psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford. “A weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.”
A playlist curated by the Okra Project. “This playlist is a soundtrack for you to live your best life, to experience the best love you will ever have, to remember that in the moments where things feel hard, hard times don’t last forever.”
A hilarious (and important!) track and music video from local Toronto legend, Shad.
A love songs playlist curated by adrienne-marie brown.
From educator, activist, and poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
“Letting the Day Go,” “The In Between,” and “Planting Seeds of Self-Compassion.” From Yamikani Msosa and Stefanie Lomatski.
A meditation track from Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry.
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown
Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey
All About Love by bell hooks
Journal of Radical Permission: A Daily Guide for Following Your Soul’s Calling by adrienne maree brown and Sonya Renee Taylor