Resource: Affirming Reads + Podcasts

It's okay to need help sometimes. In fact, it's good.

This edition of DBW's Mental Health Resource Digest features affirming reads and podcasts that will inspire and inform. Plus, we've got more! Once done here, make sure to check out these additional editions of our Mental Health Resource Digest:

Finding a Therapist + Crisis Support

Mind & Body Resources


DBW Affirms

As many of you know, Dear Black Women has DBW Affirmsfree, daily affirmation texts for us from us.

DBW Affirm texts are curated to encourage, inspire, connect, and challenge Black women across the globe! 

Sign up. Tell your homegirl. Enjoy!

Rest for Resistance

Diverse groups of people of color are left out of mental health systems and cannot find affirming therapists, and LGBTQIA communities struggle with getting our emotional needs met. Rest for Resistance are writings and art by queer and trans people of color that provide affirming alternatives.


Bloom Magazine is a publication sponsored by redflowersCARE, a subdivision of redflowers, focused on healing and restoring the souls of black identities and black women through the exploration of identity, self-actualization, and self-care. Bloom was created because there are few or no magazines that look at care, mental health, and wellness from an intersectional approach in regards to black women and black identities.

Peep the following editions:

March 2018 (DBW is featured!)

August 2018

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Spoken Black Girl Magazine

Spoken Black Girl Magazine is dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health by providing a space for women of color to tell their stories of joy, pain, growth, and transformation while sharing practical solutions for holistic healing.


Therapy for Black Girls

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves. 

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

The Evolving Chair

The Evolving Chair Podcast is hosted by Millennial Lakiesha Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), whose passion is dispelling the myth about mental health and therapy.

She will chat with others who will share their expertise, personal stories and more to help us all EVOLVE into our best self by encouraging physical, spiritual and mental wellness. As you take a seat ask yourself, "Are you ready to leave the chair better than you came?". So tune in and listen as information and stories are shared to keep us EVOLVING!!

Black Girl In Om

Black Girl In Om Podcast features conversations on all things wellness, self-care and self-love for women of color.