Mental health is still a taboo topic for many in the Black community due to notions passed down from previous generations in the home.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “63% of Black people believe that a mental health condition is a sign of personal weakness. As a result, people may experience shame about having a mental illness and worry that they may be discriminated against due to their condition.” Due to this fact, many black children are at an increased risk for emotional disorders.
There are a number of identified risk factors for mental illness that also…
Mike Gauyo and his family immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts from Port Au Prince, Haiti when he was only four years old. Like most parents that came to the US for more opportunities, they had grand visions of him pursuing one of the proverbial “big three professions”: doctor, lawyer, or engineer. Instead, he ended up becoming a writer.
And a decorated one, to say the least…
After meeting Issa Rae, who gave him his first paid writing gig on her scripted podcast, Fruit, Mike went on to work on TNT’s hit show, Claws, as a writers’ assistant and later got his…
The Female founded tech startup announces an initiative to help new artists
Women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show. Startups are known for unconventional work environments, but women still struggle there — especially if they’re the founder.
Only one in four startups have a female founder, according to a study from Silicon Valley Bank.
Sarah Figueroa, CEO, at only 26 years old still secured $2 million in funding pre-seed and pivoted her original plan for the Geojam platform at the height of the pandemic.
Indya (Icy) is the Owner of Artiste House + a multidisciplinary artist from DC that wears a lot of hats + a lot of wigs. She covers creatives & storytellers.