ISSUE 8 We choose joy - a celebration of Black wellness
We're celebrating Black wellness this week in Wellworthy. Keep scrolling to discover some of our favorite Black food and nutrition creators, resources to find community and support in wellness, and joy.
Black food bloggers you should know
feedthemalik - the most beautiful stories told through food. You can also sign up for her subscription community, Magic at the Margins, where she shares exclusive content, ad-free, meetups and more. She’s made this super inclusive by offering pay what you can pricing.
blackfoodfridays - food, comedy, advocacy, plus a comment section that’s always worth the extra click
zenaskitchen - don’t go here hungry! Zena Kamgaing shares the most mouth-watering recipes. We love them because they often inspire nostalgic memories from childhood.
cleanfoodiecravings - simple, aesthetic and delicious are only a few words to describe Charlotte Smythe’s recipes.
Nutrition influencers who promote healthy food relationships
black.nutritionist - Dr. Kera Nyemb-Diop is a nutrition expert, food activist and nutrition coach empowering Black women with the know-how to better nurture their bodies by letting go of food guilt and shame.
thenutritiontea - Shana Minei Spence, MS, RDN, CDN creates a platform for open discussion on nutrition and wellness and provides virtual counseling with a HAES (Healthy At Every Size) and an Intuitive Eating approach.
Black Girl's Healing House Is Changing The Narrative Between Black Women And Wellness
We’ve recently stumbled across several posts on Tiktok where users share how after visiting many doctors, a black woman doctor saved them. It got us thinking even more about how important it is to have access to culturally competent care and a community to share resources with.
Check out their Facebook group here
Studies suggest that friendships are as essential to our health, well-being and longevity as diet and exercise.
Having three to five close friends is ideal for optimal life satisfaction and happiness. These close friends can provide support, challenge and growth, and help meet an individual's needs, but having too many close friends can become difficult to balance.
Read more in the study below:
Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span
J Balvin’s new bilingual mental health app, OYE, wants to channel emotion into creativity
OYE co-founders Mario Chamorro and Patrick Dowd partnered with J Balvin to create the app “to bring a deeper understanding of the healing powers of these creative wellness practices to the global community — for both Spanish and English speaking audiences worldwide.”
Stay Well Community Health Initiative Celebrates Black Health Care Heroes and Launches Wellness Website in Honor of Black History Month
“The Stay Well Community Health Initiative, which brings health-related resources to Black communities across the country, will honor six Black leaders and roll out a Black wellness website during Black History Month.”
This is America: The defiance of Black joy
In celebration of Black History Month, we are choosing joy.
Black Joy Booklist for Children and Young Adults
Fighting the Power: The 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the genre that saved a generation.
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