Process and the Power of Vulnerability

Guest Blogger Maximillian Matthews candidly shares his process- a journey from suicidal thoughts and depression towards self-discovery and healing.  I decided to take my life when I was thirteen-years-old. This was the decision of a boy grieving the death of his father and grandparents. There was also a sexuality developing inside of me that I … Continue reading Process and the Power of Vulnerability

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Success Profile: Maya M. Pittman NCC, LPC on the Importance of Mental and Emotional Health

Originally published July 26, 2017 on Walker's Legacy. Walker’s Legacy Profiles recognize unique women of color in business who embody the legacy of Madame C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire. In this installment, meet Maya M. Pittman. Maya M. Pittman, NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor or psychotherapist who sees clients in private practice and … Continue reading Success Profile: Maya M. Pittman NCC, LPC on the Importance of Mental and Emotional Health

Black Lives Matter, Mental Health Matters via Black Wednesdays

One of the pillars of Black Wednesdays is to develop and share best practices for maintaining mental and physical health in face of racial violence and police brutality. July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Black Wednesdays connected with mental health advocate Rwenshaun Miller to discuss breaking the stigma around mental illness in the … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Mental Health Matters via Black Wednesdays

Donning of the Kente Achievement Ceremony at Elon University

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, I had the distinct honor to serve as the keynote speaker for Elon University's inaugural Donning of the Kente Ceremony. The celebration was part of the 127th Commencement exercises. During the ceremony each graduate received a stole made of kente cloth, a symbol of royalty and excellence in West African societies.  The stoles … Continue reading Donning of the Kente Achievement Ceremony at Elon University