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Courage to Act’s Digital Care Package for Black History Month

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.

 

Self-Care Resources

  1. Choose Your Own Adventure: an Affirmation

    From adrienne maree brown.

  2. Reimagining Self-Care for Black Folks

    An article from Kelechi Ubozoh outlining some self-care strategies.

  3. We Heal Together: a Colouring Book for Black Survivors

    For Black survivors of GBV, TMU’s Consent Comes First and Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Centre created this colouring book that celebrates Black joy, self-love, healing, and community care.

  4. Angela Davis speaks on Radical Self-Care

    An interview at Afropunk 2019.

  5. Tips for Self-Care

    An article from Dr. Imani J. Walker for The Root.

  6. Survivor SanctuaryThis self-guided healing platform was created to help survivors in their healing journeys. Survivors can explore their healing through mind, body and integrative approaches.

Podcasts

  1. Deprogramming Grind from Culture

    On this episode of 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.

  2. Therapy for Black Girls

    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.”

  3. Cultivating Pleasure After Sexual AssaultA Healing Comes in Waves podcast episode with sexual health and consent educator samantha bitty. Her goal as a sexual health educator is to replace ideas about sex that originate in patriarchy, misogyny, capitalism, and shame with ideas stemming from abundance, sex positivity, love, and choice.

Music

  1. For Black Love, Living And Joy

    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.”

  2. Black Averageness

    A hilarious (and important!) track and music video from local Toronto legend, Shad.

  3. Healthy AF Love Songs

    A love songs playlist curated by adrienne-marie brown.

Meditation

  1. Meditation Resources

    From educator, activist, and poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

  2. Three Guided Meditations

    “Letting the Day Go,” “The In Between,” and “Planting Seeds of Self-Compassion.” From Yamikani Msosa and Stefanie Lomatski.

  3. Rest Life

    A meditation track from Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry.

Books

  1. The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

  2. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown

  3. Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

  4. All About Love by bell hooks

  5. Journal of Radical Permission: A Daily Guide for Following Your Soul’s Calling by adrienne maree brown and Sonya Renee Taylor

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