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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

We take care of us: BIPOC-led community spaces providing healing and support

Join Mental Health America in celebration of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month for the second of a two-part webinar series on culture, community, and mental health. This panel-style discussion will focus on the importance of safe, supportive, culturally vibrant BIPOC-led spaces within our communities. Throughout the discussion, we will explore how to find or create community spaces that promote healing, provide mental health support, and accept identity and culture.

During this free 60-minute webinar we will:

  • Discuss the importance of finding supportive, culturally responsive spaces within your community
  • Identify how connecting with others in these spaces can impact mental health and provide support
  • Explore ways to find healing and support in your own community — or create new community spaces

Meet the Speakers

Ebony Flint (she, her) is the mother of an autistic warrior, creator of brave spaces, childhood trauma survivor, and overall dope human being. Flint is the Director/Black communities connector at Wild Ivy Social Justice Network and a policy analyst with the Human Service Research Institute. Her work is driven by a passion for accessibility for all. Flint is highly skilled in training, program development, and group facilitation. She founded "A Tribe Called Black," a peer support initiative to promote well-being and create cultural wealth in her community. Throughout all she does, she infuses knowledge gained from her own experiences as a survivor of trauma and the psychiatric system, as someone with invisible physical disabilities, and as the mother of an autistic child.

Latoya Torrance is an experienced marketer and mental wellness advocate on a mission to help women of color heal from perfectionism and thrive in their personal and professional lives. Since a young age, she has observed the negative impact cultural and societal standards of perfection have had on Black and Brown women. With Human Over Perfect, her goal is to help these women embrace their humanity, lean into the power of vulnerability, and reclaim their self-worth to show up authentically and achieve the life they desire. As a self-proclaimed “recovering perfectionist,” Torrance uses her platform to inspire and guide others on their journey.

Radiance Basden is an extraordinary well-being consultant, coach, yoga instructor, and National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer dedicated to advancing human development. As the visionary founder of Rooted in Radiance, a wellness enterprise headquartered in Washington, D.C., she leads the charge in delivering transformative programs that encompass well-being, fitness, and mental resilience. Through her expertise, Basden offers a diverse range of offerings, such as stress reduction programs, holistic health talks, and immersive wellness experiences. With a commitment to optimizing both the minds and bodies of individuals, she passionately empowers others to achieve peak performance. Basden actively works to amplify underrepresented voices, support marginalized communities, and spearhead initiatives that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in health and well- being.

Megan Soun (she, her), MTS, ACSW, is a therapist at Yellow Chair Collective, a psychotherapist group based in California emphasizing serving the Asian American community. Soun works with clients on various issues, ranging from anxiety and spirituality to body image issues and self-compassion. In addition to working with clients individually, she also gives talks and helps create and facilitate Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian/American (APISA)-specific support groups on topics including disordered eating, emotional regulation, and high sensitivity. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, yoga, dancing, and spending time with others.