On May 19th Stronger Than My Struggles brought to Baltimore a much needed discussion on invisible mental and emotional illnesses in the Black community.

We had 5 panelists including successful Black women with Autism, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and who have survived a suicide attempt and military sex trauma. We also had a licensed mental heal professional on hand to help us understand these illnesses, their underlying causes and how to live productively with them.

Our Keynote speaker was René Brooks, leading Black woman ADHD Blogger , creator of Black Girl, Lost Keys and Healthline Contributor.

 

CHECK OUT THE RADIO INTERVIEWS LEADING UP TO, AND EVENT FOOTAGE AND PICS, BELOW. 


Panelists

Myesha Collins, Founder of Blue Girls Turned Gold

Dionne "DH Da Hitwryter" Halsey, The DH Experience

Shawna Cheatham, Owner AfrindecentriQs Creations

Desha Hendfield, Author & U.S Navy veteran

Carman Wilkins, Mental Health Professional, Building My Table, LLC

Lachelle Barnett, Mental Health Professional, The Reset Room

We had a live performance

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Goddess Melanin Reigns, Melanin Reigns Essentials

Not everyone could make it out to attend luckily, there's over a hour worth of footage from inside the event.
The panel
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We packed the room
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Melony & Myesha on Stage
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Hosting the show
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Rene & Tuesday
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Melony debuted her 8th book at event
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Keynote Speaker Rene Brooks
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Guest Speaker, Tuesday Barnes
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Melony & Volunteer
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