For Brown Girls ( www.forbrowngirls.com) was developed as a community to “celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love!” It features articles and interviews showcasing women of colour who are thriving in their chosen field as well as discusses some of the unique issues that women of colour face.
Karyn Washington, For Brown Girls founder, was sadly suffering from her own issues, mainly depression, while helping others rise above theirs . Earlier this week, she lost her battle. She was just 22 years old.
A “wounded healer” is loosely defined as someone who helps to heal others in hopes of helping themselves in the process. Many psychologists, psychotherapists, and self-help experts are admittedly wounded healers themselves.
Despite sharing my own experiences with anxiety and depression as well as natural treatment, it is important to seek professional help when you feel you can no longer handle things. You are not alone.
Karyn no doubt reached and uplifted a great deal of women and will be sorely missed.